My Mother & The Medium wins Short Story Competition

My short story, My Mother & The Medium, has won the Christmas ghost story competition in The News (local Portsmouth Newspaper).

It was the story which stopped editor Mark Waldron in his tracks and sent a tingle down his spine..” they said.

The short story originally appeared as part of David E. Gates’ second anthology of short-stories, poetry and articles in Unzipped: The Mind of a Madman which is available from Smashwords and Amazon and all good online bookstores.

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Ghost and Horror stories half-price for Halloween.

Halloween Special!

Ghost and Horror stories by David E. Gates half-price for Halloween.

One day only!

Use code EB57A at Smashwords to get 50% off The Roots of Evil, The Wretched, The Ghost of Clothes, The Christmas Carol, End Request and A Planned Demise.

Second story selected for Podoween Series!

Second story selected for Drunk In A Graveyard‘s Podoween Series!

Drunk In A Graveyard decided to deliver a little pumpkin shaped audio gift to their listeners every day in the form of a narrated story.

Day 24’s story, “The Blood“, was submitted by David E. Gates who, apparently, you should follow on twitter for all your horror fiction needs year round.

You can access the podcast here via YouTube or listen to the audio here.

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“You’re Next” Short Story selected for Podoween Series!

The very kind people at Drunk In A Graveyard decided to deliver a little pumpkin shaped audio gift to their listeners every day in the form of a narrated story.

Day 22’s story, “You’re Next”, was submitted by David E. Gates who, apparently, you should follow on twitter for all your horror fiction needs year round.

You can access the podcast here via YouTube or listen to the audio here.

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50% off The Ghost of Clothes!

For a very limited time, you can get the brilliant short story, The Ghost of Clothes by David E. Gates for half-price!

Head over to Smashwords and enter code PU58V to get your exclusive discount.

Available in all eBook formats.

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Unzipped: The Mind of a Madman – B&W Edition available now.

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Dare you look inside?

A collection of short-stories, poems, reviews and other writings from the author of Access Denied, The Roots of Evil, The Wretched and First Words.

Black and White Paperback (£9.99) and Kindle (£4.99) versions available from Amazon now.

End Request – New Short Story available.

In anticipation of the release of my anthology of short-stories, poems, reviews and other writings, Outrunning the Rain, my short-story, End Request, is now available at all good online bookstores, including Smashwords and Amazon.

Wracked with depression, a woman decides to enlist help with ending it all from an unlikely source.

End Request

Fixing the Faker – A brief review

Comment’s from a reader: “Like reading something from my Stephen King days… Bizarrely enjoyable because I wasn’t expecting that type of story…”

Available at Amazon and Smashwords and all good online bookstores.

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A Flash in the Pan! New FLASH FICTION

I recently tried my hand at Flash Fiction. The requirement was to write a short story, under 150 words, that featured the word “Slice”.

I’ll be including it in my upcoming anthology, Outrunning the Rain, along with other short-stories, flash-fiction and poetry.

Hope you like it.

 

A Flash In The Pan by David E. Gates

 

Blood ran out of the meat and collected on the glistening white of the plate it was sat upon. A castle of flesh, an inch high, surrounded by a moat of its own juices.

The sound of sizzling fat in a frying pan echoed around the room. The smell, sweet and welcoming, not unlike that which accompanies the cooking of bacon, permeated the air.

“Would you like a piece?” The man holding the pan and leaning towards the slab of meat on the plate said.

Muffled sounds of protest came forth from a figure sat at the table. Their struggle was fruitless, their bonds tight, their mouth sealed.

“More for me then.” The man said, laughing as he pierced the foodstuff with a large knife, lifting and dropping it onto the pan’s surface before turning towards his prisoner.

“Hold still now.” He said, as he began to slice.

The End.

 

David E. Gates’ first anthology of short stories, scripts, poems and reviews, First Words, is available at Amazon and Smashwords.

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