Covering four specific horror-related themes: Halloween, ghost stories, nautical terrors, and cosmic horror, The Asterisk Anthology: Volume 1, brings readers eight extraordinary tales from new authors of weird fiction, winners of the Nosetouch Press calls throughout 2017.
James Gardner’s “Authentic Vampire Teeth” wickedly toys with Halloween horror, while Alexandra Peel’s “Apples to Ashes” delivers chills in a godforsaken priory, and her “Tombs in Space” launches an unrelenting cosmic terror toward a hapless astronaut. Zachary Von Houser’s “Snowflakes in the Sea” conjures up a ghostly and atmospheric seaside tale, while Jonathan Cromack’s “The Figure at the Window” serves readers a classic English ghost story, beautifully rendered. Andrea Stanet’s “Strands” bubbles up a singular cosmic evil in an idyllic lake, while Shannon Lippert’s “The Cell” creates a claustrophobic seaside tale of Lovecraftian insinuations. Shawn Chang’s “Sirens of the Lerams” rounds out the collection, with a lavishly written revisiting of a classical sea monster. Nosetouch Press is proud to bring these eight horror short stories to readers in this first annual anthology, for fans of supernatural and weird fiction everywhere.