GHOSTS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF HORROR FROM THE BEYOND HAS BEEN RELEASED

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The long awaited anthology has finally been released.

Pick up your copy at Amazon here: Ghosts

Here is the blurb:

Thirteen authors from around the world bring you fourteen dark and disturbing ghost stories. With over 64,000 words that will chill your bone and keep you up all night, this anthology brings horror to a new level.
The Seventh Step by Judi Calhoun- A boy starts seeing eyes from the seventh step of his house which leads to horror unimaginable to him.

The Hat Man by Earl Bartel- A ghostly entity called the Hat Man must perform his duty again, but who is the Hat Man?

Chinese Buttons by Aaron Smith- “Furniture is the product of the thoughts of evil men” A man’s grandmother dies and the world will never be the same again.

Already There by Jeffrey Todd- A woman still mourns the death of her husband and child but have they really left?

The Inheritance by Kay Glass- A death of a baby in 1804 and a childless couple inherits a house in 2014. The darkness of what happens will leave you speechless.

House of the Goat Monster By Jim Goforth- Kathryn’s car broke down as she was lost. A ghostly child leads her to a house where one of the darkest stories in the anthology begin. Be warned this is not for the faint of heart.

Incorporeal Beings by Jonathan Nichols- Young adults go visit the haunted Denwood Manor where the spirits take a keen interest in them.

Drains in the floor by M.J. Pack- A ghost hunter at a campus tells a young student a horrific tale with horrific implications.

The Moat by W. Whitethorn- A cottage across the moat harbors a horrific secret and something does not want people to cross the moat.

Cherry Creek by Arthur Doweyko- Minnie lives in a town in Nevada in the year 1881. A series of events occur which leads to a ghostly realization.

The Broadcast Circle by Aline Boucher Kaplan- A woman driving home on a back road realizes her gift and a mystery ensues with a spiritual encounter.

Rapid Departure by Christopher Davis- Dean departs on a late flight and a man recounts a gruesome tale.

The Goldfield Hotel by David Tyson- Two college students explore the Goldfield Hotel and discover that local stories just might be true.

The Hitchhiker by David Tyson- John drives through the small town of Goldfield, NV and picks up a strange young girl.

 

 

GHOSTS Anthology Submission Guidelines

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Who we are:

We are a upstart anthology press looking to publish stories by established and new authors via ebook. Our focus is on newer authors. We plan to have a yearly or bi-yearly anthology published with a certain theme

 

What we are looking for:

We are looking for stories that have a ghost or multiple ghosts in it. The stories also must have an element of horror to it as this is an anthology of horror. However, the setting can be anything you want and genre (fantasy, sci-fi, romance, true story, urban legend etc) as long as it has a ghost and there is horror or something dark. We want something unique that send shivers down someone’s spine. Adult themes and gore are accepted but please refrain from graphic sex.

The word count should be between 2000-5000 words, however if the story is really good we are pretty flexible.

We are looking for original stories and will not accept reprints of stories that you have previously had published. The Anthology as a whole may be licensed by the Anthologist to other publishers for foreign language. This permission constitutes first World-English rights, first World Electronic Rights, as well as non-exclusive world anthology rights to the story. We ask that the story not be published anywhere else until three months after the anthology has been published.

Simultaneous submissions are fine but please let us know if the story was accepted somewhere else.

If accepted you will be paid $10 via paypal and you will receive a free copy of the book. We wish we could pay more but we are starting out and hopefully will pay more in the future. You will get a page in the book to talk about yourself and plug any work, website, social media, blogs and such you want. We want the people who read the book to know who you are and get your name out there in the world.

Also if accepted, every month on our blog will feature an interview of one of the authors from the book. This will also help get your name out there.

 

How to submit:

Please submit your stories to davidmichaeltyson@hotmail.com with a file of your preferred word processor (.doc, .docx, .rtf etc.) in standard manuscript format. An example of the format can be found here:  Standard Manuscript Format

In the subject of the email please put the word Submission, the title of your story and your name. In the body of the email please state your name, title of the story, your address and contact info. Also please let us know of any previous work published

The deadline for submission is September 28th, 2014.

 

What to expect:

 We will respond in approximately 2-3 weeks. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks feel free to query us.

Once we accept your work we will send out an agreement form detailing the rights and allowing us to publish your story.

We will ask for you to send a little author bio and any plugs you wish to have for your other work, blogs, social media etc. This will be put into the book.

You will receive a payment of $10 and a copy of the book once it has been published.

After published once a month we will spotlight one of the authors in the book with an interview of the author posted on the blog.

 

We look forward to reading your stories and getting them published. Good luck.

Short Story Release

Thank you for reading here are two short stories I released on Amazon.

The Hitchhiker

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Blurb:

John Sanders is driving on a business trip from Las Vegas to Reno, NV. He picks up a young ghostly looking female hitchhiker in the small town of Goldfield, NV. A tragic discovery is revealed through the encounter with the hitchhiker.Read this 2000 word short horror story by David Tyson set around the small town he grew up. A chilling tale in the ghost town of Goldfield, NV.
 
 
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Blurb:
 
Rich Anderson had it all. A great career, a loving family and a wonderful life. This changed one day after a tragic accident caused his world to go in a different direction. Now he is the shell of the man he once was and is always working late until one night his past catches up to him and someone starts stalking him.Read the 6000 word short horror-thriller story by David Tyson. A tale that could happen anywhere to anyone. A tale where your past can come back to haunt you. A tale to chill your bone.
 

Cheating

Yes this post is about cheaters and I am not talking about the ones that cheat at poker or on their taxes. I am talking about those who cheat on their spouses, boyfriend/girlfriend and any other close relationship. Why does someone choose to cheat on their significant other? It has had me wondering for years. As some of you know I have had been in a couple major relationships that the person decided to cheat on me. To this day I always wondered why as I never had a reason or closure to it.  Was it something I did or did not do? Is it because of my looks or lack of looks? Is it because the other person was intoxicated that they just did the deed? Did it only happen once that I knew about or did it happen multiple times? These are the questions that plague someone who was cheated on and sometimes you get the answers you seek but a lot of times you don’t. 

It is hard to be cheated on as you put so much faith into someone and love and care and they just take it all away in one fail swoop when the truth is known. Some people take it hard and never recover and have issues the rest of their life never trusting someone or giving their heart to anyone again. Others just shrug it off and move on with their lives. Then there are those that can forgive the person and take them back into their lives which could lead to them cheating on them again or they might actually have changed. Whatever the category you fall into above if you have been cheated on it will feel horrible. I don’t care how strong a person is it is the most horrible feeling in the world. As sad as this is cheating is everywhere. It could be your neighbor down the street, it is all over the tv whether it be a tv show or the new stating another celebrity or politician has cheated on their spouse, to yourself. Sometimes it is even glamorized which I personally find sad. However, that is the world we live in. It has been probably been like that throughout time but it is only more known now with the mass communications system we have now whether it be a social network, a blog, the twenty-four news channels or whatever it may be. 

How does one get over cheating? It is different for everyone and some never get over it. One of the ways I got over someone cheating on me was write a whole book. I always loved writing and always wanted to write a book but when I was so hurt I regressed and wrote a book. You can see that as a theme in my book and hear my pain. However, the hero of my book overcame everything and ended up happy. You can check out this book if you are interested by clicking here.   I actually gave a book to a friend of mine who was cheated on. She read it and saw the theme of the book that there is always hope and always a bright light and the end of the dark tunnel of your life. I believed that while writing the book that I wrote it through my eyes in my life. I was in such a dark place when I was cheated on but had hoped and knew that there was light at the end of the tunnel. It turned out there was a light and I haven’t been happier. That light was my wife who showed me happiness and love. Right now my life is great and will only get greater. There will always be rough patches in your life but you will find a way and find your path. You will find your light at the end of the tunnel. Being cheated on is not the end but it is a new beginning. You will see a new day in your life has come. Please leave some comments and feedback. Share some stories if you have been cheated on and if things ended up good in your life or worse after. I would love to hear from my readers. Just remember a new day will come even if you feel stuck in darkness. I know this may be girly of me but see the song below to illustrate a new day will come. Hope to hear from everyone and thanks for reading.

What the Future Holds

It has been over a week since I started writing in this blog again. I have noticed a few readers coming to the blog and I hope people enjoy it. I know this blog seems disjointed but as the title says it covers everything political, social and things in everyday life from my mind. There will be a lot of cool things coming so don’t you worry. 

As I mentioned I have a few projects on the works. You always know about my book projects which are still in the process. Don’t worry my Fifth Age fans there will be more books and I will finish the series. In fact I am in talks with agents to see if I can go that route. Please check the news section of my book website by clicking here. There you can see information on my book and future books. 

I am also writing a bunch of short stories with the setting of all over Nevada (especially Goldfield). These short stories are horror stories that integrate things in my life, urban legends and other things you see every day. They can be disturbing and others can be satirical as a dark comedy. There is also a lot of twist endings. They are pretty exciting and I might share a couple on this blog.  I also have a surprise about these stories that I will reveal in the future when the time is right. 

I have not forgotten about Goldfield. Like I alluded to earlier in my blog I am planning on some major changes in the town. It will help everyone in town, produce growth and jobs and back to the glory days. It will be glorious and fun at the same time. I hope to get the community to also get involved.  My wife and I have a project we will be starting soon and it will be great. I can’t give the details about it just yet because it will have a great unveiling and something the world can see and participate. We are very excited about it. Stay tuned for that. 

As a follow up to the Resort Fee posting I have found a link that lists the hotels with Resort Fees and how much they are. It is very interesting if you are going to stay at a hotel in Las Vegas to know that on top of paying for the room for your stay you will be charged the extra fees at checkout no matter what. Check out the website by clicking here. 

I started working out hard again to get back into shape like I used to be. It has been a hard week getting back into the flow of things but I have stuck with it and I am already feeling much better. I will update you periodically on this blog on my progress. I will also show you what I have been doing to get back into shape. 

Well that is a little idea of the future. I know it is a little vague but that is half the fun which is the anticipation. This will be an interesting year and hope everyone is ready for it. That is if the world doesn’t end in December but that is another story for a different time. Be prepared for some exciting stuff both locally and across the world as this year will be very exciting. Stay tuned…