Category: short story

  • A Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    A Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    In 2018, I… finished two manuscripts (fifth and sixth) completed about half of my seventh manuscript edited my third manuscript with the help of my writers group published my third book attended a writers conference at my local library for the second time attended the Algonkian Pitch Conference in New York City got feedback from […]

  • FREE Ebook – Today Only! #horror #shortstories #freebook #bookbuzz #bookrelease #newrelease #halloween #bookpromo

    Latent Infection and Flushed: Horror Shorts by Cynthia Hilston   In Latent Infection, the Marson family moves into an old, forgotten house, but the house hasn’t forgotten the secrets it hides as the family’s presence reawakens something long dead. In Flushed, Julia keeps her mother’s ashes in her closed drawer, yet the drawer is open […]

  • Flash Fiction Contest! Blind Judge TBA

      If I can do a flash-fiction contest, you can, too! Give it a try! The link to my friend’s blog with the details is below (you have until Oct. 12). Here’s mine: (300 words max allowed) Halloween Date Night The elusive they say opposites attract. Herman didn’t know who they were. He looked over […]

  • My Horror Short Stories – Available on Amazon in Time for Halloween!

      In Latent Infection, the Marson family moves into an old, forgotten house, but the house hasn’t forgotten the secrets it hides as the family’s presence reawakens something long dead. In Flushed, Julia keeps her mother’s ashes in her closed drawer, yet the drawer is open every morning. Has her mother returned to haunt her, […]

  • Review of Happy Couples by Rick Monddarrell

    Description (from Amazon): When you hear the words HAPPY COUPLES you naturally think of two people in LOVE. Part of this book is about that kind of couple. But, it’s also about the fact that on this planet there are a COUPLE OF GENDERS, not just one. And it’s about the fact that if all […]

  • Excerpt from Flushed (Horror Short)

    When I wake in the morning, I start for a moment, forgetting where I am. Greg shifts in the bed. I turn, imagining Mom lying there, but then a grin spreads across my face. I take in his messy dark hair and two days of beard growth on his strong jaw. His brow furrows like […]

  • Review of Lorna versus Laura

    My Book Views by Nicole 4/5 review by book blogger  Nicole of my book, Lorna versus Laura

  • Special Sneak Peek at My Next Horror Short Story

    Flushed Mom sleeps in my sock drawer. I suppose if I were a better daughter, I would clean out the socks that don’t have matches or the ones with holes in them. At least the socks are clean, which is more than I can say about my old mother. She is a courteous inhabitant of […]

  • The Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    The Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    In 2017, I… finished two manuscripts (third and fourth) began working on my fifth manuscript edited my second manuscript with the help of my writers group published my second book attended a writers conference got feedback from an agent on 10 pages of my writing wrote my first short story in a new genre for […]

  • Beginning of Auditorium 6(66) – Horror Short Story

    “Hill Valley Cinema – Grand Opening,” proclaimed a banner spread beneath the marquee.  Jesse Franklin pushed his black hair out of his face, stepped back, and marvelled at the newly renovated theatre.  As a boy, he had frequented the old cinema, seeing all three original Star Wars movies, Indiana Jones, and E.T.  Those had been […]