BORN OF CONSEQUENCE
"Contrary to his usual agitated mood whenever wakened from a nap, Chester¹s lips contoured into a smile as gracefully and smoothly as the ghostly, airy taps of whispers grazing his ear. Their feathery touch like the sheer strands of angel hair trailing down his ribcage, strewn across his nipples, making them hard." By Brian W. Cooke.
"The screams, the screams had hung with him almost as much as the smell had, but the screams were worse. More real. The frightened shrieks of animals being slaughtered. Being butchered. Cut open from throat to belly as they writhed in sickening agony. As their life and entrails splashed to the floor, onto his fathers black rubber boots he always kept near the door to the Box. He had first heard the screams when he was seven, when his father had first brought him here instead of to his grandmothers house where he usually spent the weekend visits he had with his father since he and mother had stopped living in the big blue house." The endearing charm of family traditions... Chris Ringler's The Box is not for the faint-hearted.
"Marcus suddenly found his situation so ludicrous that he nearly laughed aloud. His paranoid-delusional wife, an escapee from a mental hospital, was hiding out in the attic with a butcher knife waiting for the monster in the basement to make an appearance so she could kill it to prevent it from eating their daughter, or whatever it was that it was planning to do to her. How had they reached this point?" I'm asking you. Expect no reassuring answer in Melanie Aranda's The Basement.
"That reporter was almost right. However, it wasn't a ghost that killed my brother and father. It was the diabolical hotel itself. How do I know? I catch ghosts for a living. I'm a ghost hunter. My name is Patrick Kelly and I intend to destroy the Hotel Lyceum." (5 pages). By Travis Black.
The Sucker is a monumental addition to 3 A.M PUBLISHING. Reminiscent of the movies, Creepshow, Tales from the Darkside, and Twilight Zone - The Movie, filmed in the early 1980`s, The Sucker, and TWISTED TALES, brings back that same on-edge horror with a mainstream twist! (3 pages). By Klaus D. Yurk.
GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE
A serial killer who`s victims lose their sense of smell. An FBI agent who makes a startling discovery at the bottom of a bowl of cereal. An innocent passerby in the wrong place at the wrong time. Music by Ozzy Osbourne. (15 pages). Written by Jon Baldwin.
THE CREEPY CRAWLY HAIRY SCARY THINGS IN THE BASEMENT
A short horror story told through the eyes of a child with extraordinary mental powers. But it is really about the horror of being too small, or too weak to control the evil around us. (2 pages). By Klaus D. Yurk.
THE DEAD TOO HAVE HOPES
Death is no reason to stop living...especially when you’re Alex Resartus: once-noted literary figure, struggling schizophrenic, and vampire. Life is to be lived, as the uplift consultants and positive thinking gurus remind us, and Alex agrees. True, there are complications: as a vampire with schizophrenia, Alex has the highly peculiar quirk of acquiring his victims’ traits–for good or bad. But that doesn’t stop Alex, who in this story affirms that “The Dead Too Have Hopes”. By Steve Vivian. Adapted from the novel, A Self-Made Monster, which is published by Boson Books.
'It just looked so easy on the TV. I mean, drive up, chitchat for a few seconds, make an offer, take her to a motel, conduct business, and leave. Simple. I just didn`t expect to panic like I did...' By Tom Waltz.
THE DEVIL IN THE DEEP
Another chilling short story by Klaus Yurk, The Devil in the Deep is his homage to one of the great classic horror writers, Howard Phillips Lovecraft. H.P. had a wonderful sense of ancient dread, lurking and waiting to get the reader. In further tribute to H.P., the poem set as the opening lines to `The Nightmare Lake` is at the end of the story. (5 pages).
"The startled scientist recoiled as the hooded figure pushed its way into the room. The thing's face was hidden in the shadow of its robes; its bony hand held a bloody sickle. 'Why are you robbing me?' Death asked." (3 pages). By Duncan Long.
THE HUNTING PARTY
"The hunting party would arrive tomorrow, which meant everything must be just right; everything ready for them. The chili would, should be, ready by the time they get here. And the drinks he had promised them in the advertisement too, a batch of his best home brew." (8 pages). By Arturo Hernandez.
"From that day on Lucas vowed that he would make them pay, and others like them. He hit them where it hurt most. . ." Black Beauty meets Jesse James in this fast-paced short story.. By Larry Letemplier. (4 pages)
SO LOUD IT HURT
So Loud It Hurt shows the worst and most horrific kind of mistake a young mother with a troubled and tortured past can make based on her unfounded fears regarding Y2K. Dark urban horror. By Tom Waltz.
A surreal story that takes place on the wrong side of town. (5 pages). By Kismet.
MADNESS STIRS IN THE DEEP DARK
Another venture into deep dark water and horror, told by 3 A.M.`s Klaus D. Yurk. Sure to become a 3 A.M. Classic, this is one that will make you think twice before reading one of our stories late at night. Alfred Hitchcock - Ray Bradbury - And Klaus D. Yurk. A storyteller who definitely deserves to have his name mentioned in the same sentence. Enjoy the show. . .(9 pages)
GRANDMA'S LEFT EAR
"That poor pooch. I really didn’t mean to hurt him. But that boy was mean. It wasn’t nearly as muddy in the cistern with the boy. Plus, he was small and much easier to work with. Like a supple little oven roaster (I crack me up sometimes…an oven roaster!!!) Where did I leave his ear?." (3 pages). By Cheryll D.
THE MOST HOLY BOBLE, TOWER OF
"Only a few minutes after they left, the tower began to collapse. By the time the catastrophe was over, everyone had been scattered across the globe. This happened so fast that it can't even be written about." Part V of Andrew Gifford's cult classic.
THE MOST HOLY BOBLE (NEW EPISODES POSTED!)
Saturday Night Live couldn't have done it better! Finally, a full-blown parody of the great book, The Bible. We hope God has a sense of humor! (In Technicolor!) By Andrew Gifford.
VIDEO IS TRUTH
A new piece by Tom Waltz - here he takes us into inner-city Amercia with Video is Truth.
STICKING IT TO THE MAN
Another great day at the office! By Tom Waltz.
BOMBS AWAY: A MODERN MODEST PROPOSAL
This will solve all of America's problems in the Middle East! By Tom Waltz.
We'd give you a description, but that would spoil the ending! By Tom Waltz
ODE TO THE FREEWAY
What would we do without traffic? It's what makes the world go 'round. By Tom Waltz.
THANKSGIVING: YEAH, BABY, YEAH!
Fact is, most holiday's are spent on the toilet. By Tom Waltz
Just another day on the road of life. Sam Scheffler makes his debut on 3 A.M. PUBLISHING.COM with a violent twist to "a day in the life. . ." He has written for both Saturday Night Live and the History Channel.
WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT
The mother of all nightclubs - no cover, one dollar drinks, and a VIP room. By Kenneth Wilson.
RUMBLE IN NORTH GLADE (FEATURING STELLA THE SQUIRREL)
A story of a real superhero.