Editor’s Pick: Horror Bites

HorrorAddicts.net continues our Horror Bites series with
a bundle of new fiction by our Next Great Horror Writer Contestants.

NGHWEdPSmFeaturing work by:

Jonathan Fortin

Naching T. Kassa

Daphne Strasert

Jess Landry

Harry Husbands

Sumiko Saulson

Adele Marie Park

Feind Gottes

JC Martínez

Cat Voleur

Abi Kirk-Thomas

Timothy G. Huguenin

Riley Pierce

Quentin Norris


With introduction by Emerian Rich.


HorrorAddicts.net is proud to present our top 14 contestants in the Next Great Horror Writer Contest. The included stories, scripts, and poems are the result of the hard work and dedication these fine writers put forth to win a book contract. Some learned they loved writing and want to pursue it as a career for the rest of their lives. Some discovered they should change careers either to a different genre of writing or to a new career entirely. Whatever lessons came along the way, they each learned something about themselves and grew as writers. We hope you enjoy the writing as much as we did.

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A sneak peek inside…

by Sumiko Saulson

Submitted for the Poetry Challenge, Episode #141


Over sea, floating ye, staying abreast of watery crests.

Midwinter air caresses curls unfurling over briny sea.

Cool wet skin, paper thin… I can see your soul within.

Every capillary pumping blood, intestinal processes digesting food.

Your loving heart plain to see… How intimate your transparency.


A sea-deep mystery, stories untold, windows into your ancient soul,

Your eyes speckled, flecks of gold cascading within jet black coal,

Encasing your exquisite charms, enfolded within my fragile arms.

I am the contemplator of your delicacy. Hear ye now my mortal pleas.

May your ethereal heart, thorny spine, and eternal love be ever mine.


Adrift on my back, your tentative fingers in mine entwined.

Long slender tail wrapped around my thighs, tendrils twixt toes.

The smooth flesh of your undercarriage where barnacles grow.

My flesh puckers where their tiny mouths burrow into my skin,

Digesting the healthy white blood cells within.


Risen have you from the darkest depths where men do not reside.

I gave you a place within my skin where creatures dark abide.

Do not leave me alone nor recede like the sand does from the tide,

But carry me along with ye… Astride my floating bounty be.

Feast upon the only vessel strong enough to return ye to sea…To read more, click here.


Author: Sumiko Saulson is a cartoonist, horror writer, editor of Black Magic Women – on the 2018 Stoker’s Recommended Reads List – and 100 Black Women in Horror Fiction. Author of Solitude, Warmth, Moon Cried Blood, and Happiness and Other Diseases. Comics Mauskaveli, Dooky, Dreamworlds and Agrippa. She writes for SEARCH Magazine. SumikoSaulson.com.



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~ by Sumiko Saulson on March 28, 2019.

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