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A collection of horror-inspired flash fiction, featuring over 40 new stories from literary, horror, and emerging writers—edited by Lincoln Michel and Nadxieli Nieto, the twisted minds behind Tiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery and Murder.In this playful, inventive collection, leading literary and horror writers spin chilling tales in only a few pages. Each slim, fast-moving story brings to life the kind of monsters readers love to fear, from brokenhearted vampires to Uber-taking serial killers and mind-reading witches. But what also makes Tiny Nightmares so bloodcurdling—and unforgettable—are the real-world horrors that writers such as Samantha Hunt, Brian Evenson, Jac Jemc, Stephen Graham Jones, Lilliam Rivera, Kevin Brockmeier, and Rion Amilcar Scott weave into their fictions, exploring how global warming, racism, social media addiction, and homelessness are just as frightening as, say, a vampire’s fangs sinking into your neck. Our advice? Read with the hall light on and the bedroom door open just a crack.
Featuring new stories from Samantha Hunt, Jac Jemc, Stephen Graham Jones, Rion Amilcar Scott, and more!
"Masterful . . . In fewer than 1,500 words, each of these vivid, visceral tales engages with horrors with striking immediacy. This carefully crafted and genuinely scary collection is sure to impress." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"I could gorge myself all day and night on these macabre, hellish little literary bonbons—Tiny Nightmares is an absolute treat." —Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties and In the Dream House
"Try reading one of these tiny nightmares each evening before bed, and see if these worlds don’t seep into your dreams. The eeriness of this kaleidoscopic collection is matched only by its exuberance. A fun, dazzling, and horrifying ride." —Helen Phillips, author of The Need
"Like a spider on a pillow or a mass on an X-ray, the stories in this collection might be tiny, but they produce outsize fear, revulsion, and wonder. Be warned and be delighted." —Benjamin Percy, author of Suicide Woods, The Dark Net, Thrill Me, and Red Moon