Looking to find some awesome, dark fiction – without having to dig into your wallet? Well, we’ve got you covered.
The new Horror Story of the Week comes to us from longtime HNR contributor and previously featured Author Spotlight winner, Wayne C. Rogers.
The tale is titled Making the Cut, and it’s a fine piece that may just make your day!
Here’s a brief sample, you can check out the story in its entirety right here!
Hank Watson threw the mouse angrily at the monitor, knocking everything off the kitchen table with the force of the blow. They fell to the floor and busted into several pieces, but he didn’t give a shit.
He was fuming.
The previous short story was the eighth one he’d sent to Midnight Express magazine during the past two years, and, though it was good, he still hadn’t made the cut. The image of the email with his rejection in it still filled his blazing eyes. Sometimes he just didn’t know what an editor
was looking for. It didn’t matter if he read the magazine or not. The whole thing was reflected on whatever mood the editor happened to be in when he or she read the submission.
But, that was okay.
He had the hard copy of his newest story lying on the table in front of him. He was going to drive over to Dr. Dwight McIntyre’s house on the west side of town so he could deliver it personally to the man. This way he could also ask the owner and editor of Midnight Express why his latest story hadn’t been accepted.