Drawing inspiration from both his Christian faith and the peaceful teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. King led a nonviolent movement in the late 1950’s and ‘60s to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States. While others were advocating for freedom by “any means necessary,” including violence, Martin Luther King, Jr. used the power of words and acts of nonviolent resistance, such as protests, grassroots organizing, and civil disobedience to achieve seemingly-impossible goals. He went on to lead similar campaigns against poverty and international conflict, always maintaining fidelity to his principles that men and women everywhere, regardless of color or creed, are equal members of the human family.
I just wanted to take a few minutes to recommend some great horror short fiction. Periodically, I’ll recommend authors and works that I’ve particularly enjoyed. The item descriptions are taken from Amazon’s kindle pages for each item. Today, I’ve got just three recs:
THE SELKIE by P. D. Cacek
“Dr. Conn Ryan, a former police psychiatrist, is asked to help a friend on one last case. Morrin Turner has drowned her terminally ill daughter, but she claims the girl is still alive, and has gone to live with the mythical selkies. Is she insane? Lying? Or is there a dark secret beneath the waves of Blacksod Bay?
“Award-winning author P.D. Cacek presents this modern fantasy set among the sea-swept hills of Ireland.”
DIE LAUGHING by John R. Platt
“Anorexic zombies, 127 Jack the Rippers, super-villains who go straight, killer clowns, my best friend Death, flea-infested werewolves, demon telemarketers, the man who lost his skull … there are just a few of the characters waiting in author John R. Platt’s new short-story collection.”
UNHOLY DIMENSIONS by Jeffrey Thomas
“Unholy Dimensions: Lovecraftian Tales collects 27 eerie short stories inspired by the writing of H. P. Lovecraft, creator of the Cthulhu Mythos, but told through the unique imagination of Jeffrey Thomas — acclaimed author of “Punktown,” “Deadstock,” “Blue War,” and “Monstrocity.” Stories include “The Bones of the Old Ones,” “The House on the Plain,” “The Cellar Gods,” “The Boarded Window,” and “Book Worm.”
Here, at long last, is the completed Lobstrocity.