Zombies and Mysterious Houses and Monsters that Protect Us

Sunday Scaries

Good morning!

Been reading, and writing, and have some fun work to share!

Born from a night of not sleeping well, I churned out The Monster With the Stars two weeks ago and enjoyed it. It’s shorter than most of my work and I had some fun with it, a few hours of sleep can be useful for some things!

I also revisited a connected series of stories with my new story Housebreaking, a story so scary it has been banned from NoSleep (or at least that’s the version of events I’m sticking with), about a family whose members all own mysterious houses that look exactly the same. It’s a story I’m particularly happy with, so be sure to check it out. Once you read that, if you want to check out the earlier connected stories you can find them here and here.

I’ve been reading a lot lately, and have to recommend R.C. Bowman’s newest Novella, Hoarder House (non-affiliate link). Bowman (who writes under the name Dopabeane on NoSleep) is one of my absolute favorite writers, and this story follows a cleanup crew sent to a mysterious house after the death of the owner. Paintings in the house connect it to different worlds, and the protagonist has to safely navigate between hidden agendas where nothing is as it seems. Hauntingly beautiful, I can’t recommend this one enough.

Finally, for a fresh take on zombie stories, several authors I love worked together on a fun collaboration injected some fresh ideas into the genre. If time travel, bananas, and exploding zombies (along with some expertly manicured lawns) sounds fun, you can find all of the stories available here.

Best,

NM