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The authors publishing under the Hellbender Books imprint have gathered together to produce a volume of short stories. Enjoy these spine-tingling tales of horror and suspense by established and emerging writers in the genre. Included in this volume:

Foreword – Thomas M. MalafarinaIntroduction – Catherine JordanParallelism – Thomas M. MalafarinaPanty Lines – Catherine JordanA Modern Fable – John B. KachubaDelerium Tremens – Kyle Alexander RominesChirurgeon – Chris Pisano & Brian KoscienskiSuspect Number Twelve – Michael L. HawleyEscalation – J. B. TonerChihuahuas – Will FalconerThe Mimics – Travis LeibertLaney – Thomas M. MalafarinaMean Streak – Catherine JordanHeaven Scent – John B. KachubaThe Torment of the Crows – Kyle Alexander RominesIcelus – Chris Pisano & Brian KoscienskiThe Day in the Life of a Navy Helicopter Pilot, 1989 – Michael L. HawleyThe Kindly Dark – J. B. TonerThe Hangin' Tree – Thomas M. MalafarinaBurning For You – Will Falconer... and a handful of horror classicsBiographies 

Thomas M. Malafarina, Catherine Jordan, Kyle Alexander Romines, John Kachuba, Michael L Hawley, Chris Pisano, Brian Koscienski, J B Toner, Will Falconer, Travis Leibert, Ambrose Bierce, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe

Thomas M. Malafarina ( is an author of horror fiction from Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was born in Ashland, Schuylkill County where he lived until moving to Berks County in 1979. Many of Thomas’s stories take place in his native Schuylkill County as well as Berks County settings. Thomas’s books are published by Hellbender Books, an imprint of Sunbury Press of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. To date, he has published eight horror novels What Waits Beneath, Burner, From The Dark, Circle Of Blood, Dead Kill Book 1: The Ridge of Death, Dead Kill Book 2: The Ridge Of Change, Dead Kill Book 3: The Ridge Of War and Death Bringer Jones, Zombie Slayer Volume 1. He has published seven collections of horror short stories; Thirteen Deadly Endings, Ghost Shadows, Horror Classics, Undead Living, Malaformed Realities Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4, and most recently Vol. 5. Volumes 6 and 7 are to be released in the near future. He has also published a book of often-strange single-panel cartoons called Yes I Smelled It Too; Cartoons For The Slightly Off Center and will soon publish Yes I Smelled It 2: More Cartoons For The Slightly Off Center. All of his books are published through Hellbender Books, an imprint of Sunbury Press.( In addition, many of Thomas’ stories have appeared in more than 170 anthologies and e-magazines. Some have been produced and presented for internet podcasts and radio plays as well. Thomas has shared anthology pages with some of the biggest names in horror fiction such as Jack Ketchum, Joe Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, and Lucky McKee to name a few. Thomas is best known for the ironic twists and surprises in his stories as well as his descriptive, often gory passages. Thomas is also an artist, musician, singer, and songwriter.

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