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WILLOW BLUE

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Do you LOVE my short stories here?

Then you’ll be giddy to know that I’ve just released my second collection of stories in WILLOW BLUE and Other Stories.

My first collection, PERPETUAL BULLET, was originally released exclusively on Barnes & Noble for about 90 days, after which, it was available at eBook retailers everywhere.

WILLOW BLUE is released on exclusively on Amazon for 90 days, so it’s available for every Kindle and every Kindle app. The Kindle app is a free download to your mobile or computer so you can read it even if you don’t own a kindle mobile.

WILLOW BLUE has five stories all written in my impeccable style which you have all come to know and endure!

What will you find inside?

Willow feels responsible for Deena’s bizarre death.
During a quick stop at a convenience store, Paul faces a murderer.
A government protected agent can’t escape his own guilt.
The Immortal Riessa is forcing her lover’s body to mutate.
And another chilling tale of the child, Ankar.

Weird Sex, True Love, Monsters and Mayhem! A collection of stories about hunger and need – in life and beyond the grave.


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WILLOW BLUE and Other Stories
Featuring five stories of Weird Sex, True Love, Monsters and Mayhem!
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Now on sale for $2.99 and available for your Android Tablet, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and every other “E”!
Find it at exclusively at Amazon,for the next 90 days.

PERPETUAL BULLET: A Science Fiction Collection
A trove of previously published Science Fiction Horror Thriller – plus bonus stories
Featuring: Weird Sex, True Love, Monsters and Mayhem!
Available at online retailers everywhere

My story Cedo Looked Like People, is in the 2013 anthology, FEAR THE REAPER, edited by Joe Mynhardt and available in Paperback and eBook.

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I MADE THE CHANGE

I MADE THE CHANGE
by E.C. McMullen Jr.
Copyright,  2013

How far does the acorn fall from the tree?

The day came in the hall when his grim, set face looked down at me, and my 12-year-old self looked up at him.

He gave me a choice between two unfair ultimatums. Both were his conditions and not mine, so they were no choice at all.

I made my own choice.

Saying nothing and moving nothing but my right arm, never breaking eye contact, I punched my fist through my bedroom door.

It hurt like hell; burning fire; breaking bone, and I lost a knuckle doing it. But I did my absolute damnedest not to let it show. I pulled my fist back and, as I did, felt splinters drive into me. I had never known such physical pain at that point in my young life.

Again, I did my damnedest not to let it show, not to hesitate, not to coddle the pain. Despite it all I pulled my fist back and let it fall to my side.

I endured.

After that day, I still accepted punishment from him, whether I thought I deserved it or not. But the physical beatings and the thundering verbal abuse were off the table for good.

Even as I stood there I couldn’t overcome it all entirely. Pain forced beads of sweat to well up from my face. My eyes watered a bit, but I kept them focused on him. I remember feeling my warm blood cool as it dripped down my arm; feeling my hand bloat and swell into pulp and go numb.

Through all of it I never broke eye contact. I saw both his face and body cringe their expression into something I was too young to identify.

Then I said,

“That door was not your chest.”

END


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It’s a trove of previously published Science Fiction Horror Thriller – plus bonus stories
Featuring: True Love, Weird Sex, Monsters and Mayhem!
Now on sale for $9.00 in Trade Paperback and in eBook for $1.99 and available for your Android Tablet, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and every other “E”!
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Burning for more?

Look for my second collection, WILLOW BLUE and Other Stories
Five critically acclaimed tales featuring my literary twist on Weird Sex, True Love, Monsters and Mayhem! $8.00 for the paperback, $1.99 for the kindle reader or app. As always, buy the paperback from Amazon and get the kindle free!

Look for my story Cedo Looked Like People, in the anthology, FEAR THE REAPER, edited by Joe Mynhardt. Available from Crystal Lake Publishing and available in Print for $12.99 or eBook for $2.99.

Also available from Crystal Lake Publishing, the film making guidebook, HORROR 201: The Silver Scream. Reap the rewards of movie making experience from the likes of Myself as well as Ray Bradbury, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Tom Holland, Jeffrey Reddick, George A. Romero, Keith Arem, Richard Gray, and many more. $19.99 in Print or $3.99 in eBook.