True Fodder by S.L. Dearing – Cover Reveal


True Fodder
A Horror Short Story
by
S.L. Dearing

My latest tiny tale is that of terror, ladies and gentlemen.
It will be available to the masses on October 21, 2014.

When Jackson Montgomery and Miranda Stuart are partnered up during the company Team Building weekend, neither of them could be less thrilled. Out in the middle of a forest, paint-ball guns in hand, the duo set off to “take down” their peers. Yet in the process, they wander off course, and when they set off to find their way back, they run across a fairy ring, and temptation.

Things aren’t always what they appear and when these “frenemies” are pulled into a nightmare, can they put aside their differences and escape?

True Fodder is a Paranormal Horror Short Story.

Add to your reading list today!
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23299378-true-fodder
But for the moment, here is my AMAZING cover,
designed by Rene Folsom at Phycel Designs… Enjoy

TrueFodder-ebook-web

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Welcome, Oh Wonderful October!! I have missed you!!


October!  The month of scary things. Monsters, Ghosts, Ghouls, Zombies, Witches… the list goes on an on.  It’s my favorite month.  It’s when the weather begins to cool down and fall makes it’s presence known.  I live in Southern California (many of you screaming “You  Have NO Seasons!!”)  Yes, we do… the temperature changes, we have trees like oaks and elms and the leaves change colors and fall off.  Just because it doesn’t snow, doesn’t mean we don’t have seasons, but I digress, I love the autumn!! it’s when you can smell the fireplaces kicking on, candy is in abundance and of course… Halloween!!

The first of the month starts off with 31 Days of Halloween.  What is that? That is a scary movie every day.  Find a Channel:  SyFy, AMC, TNT, Chiller… They are showing scary movies, documentaries, TV Shows.  It Halloween my favorite holiday.  Well, it’s one of them.  The other is Christmas.  But I love them the same.  The nostalgia and the joy they both bring are like nourishment for my soul.

As I write this, Friday the 13th is on.  A massive marathon of the terror known as Jason Vorhees.  Well, the whole Vorhees clan really… The original Friday the 13th came out in 1980.  I remember because I was 12.  And I was at horse Camp, for two weeks.  Well, one of the girls in my unit, her family came and she left for the day.  When she returned, We learned about everything that happened in Friday the 13th.  Why?  Well, mom and dad had taken her and her brother and sister to see it.  I heard the entire movie before I ever saw it… and I was in love.  We sat around her listening intently as she described every minute of the movie.  It was our campfire tale!!  I have always been attracted to horror and scary, still am to this day.  I look for well written or beautifully executed frights.  They are harder to find nowadays.  but we do find them on occasion.  Well, movies… I find some amazing new horror authors all the time.

Well, here you are, October and I’m so glad to see you!! Let’s have some fun!!

New Horizons


Once again, here I am struggling to do something I love and have never done before.  A radio play.  For those of you unfamiliar with radio plays, they were television before there was a television.  Families would gather around their radios and listen in awe to the  air waves float into their living rooms, those strange voices that became familiar over time and wallow in the mystery and magic of storytelling in one of its purest forms, the radio play.

I was introduced to this world when I was twelve-years-old.  My father came home after work one day and after setting down his briefcase, he walked into the family room and told us to find a seat.  He turned off the TV… yes, I know, but he is the parent, so even though we were horrified, we sat quietly while he took several 8-track tapes from a bag.  Yes, 8-Tracks… yes, they were real… for those of you who are unfamiliar with 8-tracks, they were a form of tape (prior to CDs… even prior to cassette tapes) that people listened to and recorded on.  Well, as these were the popular format of the time, my father purchased 8-tracks, but I digress.  For on these big clunky tapes were the old-time radio shows my parents had listened to when they were kids, but I didn’t know this and listened attentively while my father explained.   He would sit and listen for hours to all of these tales.

Flash Gordon, Superman, The Shadow and my personal favorite that would start my long time love affair with radio… the horror compilation.  This tape consisted of one story each from the following: Lights Out!, Inner Sanctum, The Witch’s Tale and The Hermit’s Cave.  I fell in love!!  I would sit for hours in my dad’s chair and listen to this tape over and over.  I could see everything laid out in my mind and I was enthralled.

When I got older, I began to search out the shows.  It was an expensive endeavor as each cassette tape contained 2 shows.  Then I discovered Ebay and the ever wonderful MP3.  I know have over 400 different shows and I’m still not done.  But again, I digress.

My passion has now bridged over into the opportunity to do my own radio play, and in 2 days I will be listening with anyone else who wants to listen to my first (and hopefully, not last) radio play. And hopefully, somewhere out there, a twelve-year-old little girl will experience all the things I did when I heard my first radio play.

May wonder and excitement be her first kiss into a brand new world, and open up the new horizons it did for me.

http://blendradioandtv.com/Creative-Celebrations/The-Burial-Ground.htm