Archive for Short Stories
BeforeItsNews.com has posted a review of Dark Duets. The review has this to say about “Trapper Boy,” the story by Rick Hautala and Holly Newstein-Hautala:
“Trapper Boy” by Holly Newstein and Rick Hautala is set in a coal mining town. John’s father thinks it’s time John started working in the mines, while his mother would like to see him go to school. John himself would like to study to become an artist, but he’s nine years old already, and it’s time for him to contribute to the family’s budget. Mr. Comstock hires John as a trapper for sixty cents a week, working 12 hours each day for six days a week. That means John sits in the dark and cold, waiting to open the mine shaft doors for the mules bringing coal to the surface. Things are looking grim for John until his mother buys him a box of colored chalks, and he uses them while on the job to draw animals on the doors by the light of his small lantern. It seems like a sentimental story until the sharp edges come through. This is one of the best stories in the book, a stand-out in the otherwise weaker second half of the book.
Crystal Lake Publishing has just released Fear the Reaper, a new anthology of tales that includes “Non-Returnable,” a story by Rick Hautala! The book is edited by Joe Mynhardt and also includes stories by Jeff Strand, Joe McKinney, Gary Braunbeck, and others. You can buy Fear the Reaper in paperback and Kindle formats from Amazon.
“Non-Returnable” was previously published in the 2002 anthology Shelf Life, published by Dream Haven Books.
Editor Joe Mynhardt recently blogged about Fear the Reaper.
DARK DUETS: New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy will be published in January 2014 by Harper Voyager. Edited by Christopher Golden, it features an extraordinary lineup of collaborative stories, with the authors of each story collaborating for the very first time. And here they are!
TRIP TRAP — by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Kevin J. Anderson
WELDED — by Tom Piccirilli & T.M. Wright
DARK WITNESS — by Charlaine Harris & Rachel Caine
REPLACING MAX — by Stuart MacBride & Allan Guthrie
T. RHYMER — by Gregory Frost & Jonathan Maberry
SHE, DOOMED GIRL — by Sarah MacLean & Carrie Ryan
HAND JOB — by Chelsea Cain & Lidia Yuknavitch
HOLLOW CHOICES — by Robert Jackson Bennett & David Liss
AMUSE-BOUCHE — by Amber Benson & Jeffrey J. Mariotte
BRANCHES, CURVING — by Tim Lebbon & Michael Marshall Smith
RENASCENCE – by Rhodi Hawk and F. Paul Wilson
BLIND LOVE — by Kasey Lansdale & Joe R. Lansdale
TRAPPER BOY — by Holly Newstein & Rick Hautala
STEWARD OF THE BLOOD — by Nate Kenyon & James A. Moore
CALCULATING ROUTE — by Michael Koryta & Jeffrey David Greene
SISTERS BEFORE MISTERS — by Sarah Rees Brennan, Cassandra Clare, and Holly Black
SINS LIKE SCARLET — by Mark Morris & Rio Youers
The book can be pre-ordered from Amazon U.S.
Crossroad Press has released an ebook edition of Rick Hautala’s short story collection Occasional Demons. The book is currently available via SmashWords.
The new issue of Cemetery Dance magazine (December 2012, issue 68) features a new short story by Rick Hautala entitled “Aisle Seat.” The magazine is a Glenn Chadbourne Special Issue, with frequent Hautala-illustrator Chadbourne providing the cover art and all inner illustrations. In addition, it includes the short story “Shadow Pond,” written by Glenn Chadbourne and Holly Newstein (who is married to Rick Hautala).
This issue of Cemetery Dance is shipping now! You can order it from Cemetery Dance by clicking here or clicking on the image.