K.Z. Morano is a writer, a beach bum, and a chocolate addict. She writes anything from romance and erotica to horror and SF, F, and WTF. Her stories have appeared in various anthologies, magazines and online venues.
"100 Nightmares" is her first horror story collection-- a book with 100 stories, each written in 100 words, with over 50 illustrations.
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Every day, the sky is a cauldron churning with hellâ€™s wrath.
Every night, the stars watch my back like a constellation of vengeful eyes.
A voice hisses through the trees. â€śTurn around.â€ť
The ligneous limbs reach for me.
â€śTurn around.â€ť The voice mimics my wifeâ€™s.
I gaze ahead, not knowing who or whatâ€™s behind meâ€¦
â€śTurn around, daddy.â€ť
Iâ€™ve forgotten what she looked likeâ€¦ why we were so ashamed of herâ€¦ why we felt the need to bury her ugliness in these woods.
Iâ€™ve been walking for a long time.
Maybe itâ€™s time to turn aroundâ€¦