FREE FICTION: “The Invisible Girl”

1.) “Flash fiction” is REALLY short fiction, usually under 1500 words. A quick read.2.) I wrote this piece during a Fun & Games Salon session with Tempest–click here to join us next time! 3.) If you’ve been following me on social media (specifically Twitter) you know I’ve had a really rough few weeks. But during that time, I sold…

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The Castle of Horror Anthology Collection

“A Poor Man’s Roses by Alethea Kontis: Probably my favorite of the book, this story blends far future sci-fi worldbuilding with the gothic “woman in peril” seamlessly. The author has a strong voice and uses an inner monologue which may not be for everybody, but it was definitely a high point for me. The conclusion is especially impressive, as advanced…

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Happy Twisted Holidays

My Criminal Minds/NCIS holiday-themed twisted short story mashup is now available as a solo story! It’s 2020 — why not? “DEAR SANTA, PLEASE SAVE ME.” Thanks to rampant worldwide consumerism, dear old Saint Nick retired long ago to an undisclosed location. But when a disturbing “Dear Santa” letter is received by the Santa Mail office in Alaska, a former…

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Women Running From Houses Launch Party

Our Gothic Horror Zoom panel on the occasion of the release of Castle of Horror Anthology Vol. 4: Women Running from Houses, a collection of Gothic-themed horror stories! MANW Highlights:24:30 — Leanna Renee Hieber introduces her story “Sea-Found.”44:20 — Alethea introduces her story “A Poor Man’s Roses.”49:30 — Q&A begins56:00 — Gothic Fiction Show & Tell1:16:00 — Alethea discusses…

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#PictureGame: “Ghost Star”

The rules of Tempest’s #PictureGame are simple: Choose a picture and give yourself a moment to think about it. Set the timer for 15 minutes. Then start writing and don’t stop until the timer goes off.  You never know what may happen. At the very least, you’ll have a fun bit of flash to share with your friends. At…

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Castle of Horror 3

Next on the list of the SEVEN anthologies I’m in this year: Castle of Horror 3: Summer Lovin’! The best part about this anthology (for me) is that it features so many Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow veterans! Me AND Leanna Renee Hieber AND Jo Whittemore are all in this antho, which is the perfect reason to add it to…

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