Wednesday, April 24, 2013

WHAT DID YOU SEE UNDER YOUR BED? ....


Milo entered his room after his first day of school. High school is not all what it’s cracked up to be, he thought as he flung his backpack onto the bed. Something thumped onto the floor.

He picked up the package wrapped in brown paper tied with twine. Odd. I wonder who left this hear? A simple white envelop hid on the bottom. He pulled it out from underneath and opened it.


Starting over is never easy ... especially for a kid like you. 


A kid like me? What does that mean? He unwrapped a book. A disturbing eyeball looked back at him. He glanced at the title and author. Never heard of this guy before, but I do like weird stuff.

Milo dropped onto his bed and flipped to the first page. Hmmm. A collection of seven Science Fiction, Horror, and Slipstream stories ... cool.

He turned to the first flash story. From Scheol My Soulfire Burns ... How appropriate ...

Imaginary Friendships Aren’t the Easiest to Break .... You said a mouthful. Milo thought of his first friend when he was only five.

You Kill Me ... Hmmm. Wonder what that’s about?

Milo skimmed over the remaining four stories. All intrigued him, but he settled back into his pillow and skipped ahead to the last story, A Monster by Any Other Name.

He thought back at the time when he was seven ...




Imagine the possibilities ...  If you dare.



unseen things by Milo James Fowler



Amazon: Link



It’s always fun to read a collection of shorts. And Milo knows how to catch his readers by surprise. How fun would these be to read on a stormy night? Wouldn’t YOU like to know? I certainly would.

If you can, drop by Milo’s blog. He always has great links to publishers who are looking for short stories. He is one of the most successful short story writer’s I know. And this collection will be sure to please.

AND, if by chance you have a few extra minutes, I have been KNIGHTED... that is correct so please click here and you will be whisked away to a magical place. But sadly the magic doesn't begin until 10.00 am eastern time. I hope to see you there.

Have a great day everyone. Tomorrow an adventure of a different sort. I hope to see you ...



39 comments:

  1. That was a really clever way to lead into Milo's book. I have that one on my iPad and hope to read it soon. (Once we get through the insanity of the Challenge...)

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  2. Congrats to Milo! I think I'm going to check this one out. I love these sort of shorts. (And yes, I'd read them on a stormy night.)

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  3. The titles of each short definitely caught my attention. Great intro, Michael :-)

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  4. Great intro. You got me hooked with the title of your post.

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  5. I love how you introduced each story, Michael. Very clever.

    Cool cover!

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  6. You certainly made my imagination fly already. So we get to call you Sir Michael now?

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  7. I've loved watching Milo become more and more successful over the years with his short stories. And I'll be sure to head over and see about this knight thing you speak of...

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  8. Hi Michael - 7 stories by Milo - sound intriguing .. though I'm not much into horror ..

    Unseen .. definitely on the list now.

    Cheers Hilary

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  9. Ooh, this sounds really creepy. I'll be checking these stories out.

    Congrats on your Knighthood, sir! :D

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  10. Holee... I'm officially creeped out now! Sounds GREAT!!! :D <3

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  11. Sir Michael, you continue to impress -- thanks for such a cool intro!

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  12. Sweet! I got chills all over. And congrats on the knighthood! Very well deserved! :)

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  13. You definitely set the scene for the creepies and then the eyeball sealed the deal! Way to go Michael; best of luck to Milo!

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  14. Milo is such a good writer. I love his prose. Your intro definitely does this justice.

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  15. Very cool. Off to check out his blog right now.

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  16. what a great segue into the book :) the book looks intriguing too!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  17. Oh I do love good short stories; I'm headed over to his site right now!

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  18. Sounds like a very interesting collection...I'll have to check it out.

    Thanks! :)

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  19. Your intro added to the weirdness in a good way.

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  20. I love dark short stories. I'm all over this one. Nice job Michael!

    Milo: that cover is really creepy—in a good way. :)

    VR Barkowski

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  21. Excellent intro. Sir Micheal -- I am so dying to click that link! But first - congratulations, Milo, how wonderful to have a bunch of your stories under one cover.

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  22. Spooky! And knowing Milo - or of him, anyway - bound to be shivering-in-the-dark tales!

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  23. Congrats on being knighted! Headed over...

    And I'm emailing now!!

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  24. This sounds like a great collection!
    Nice and chilly... *shudders*

    Writer In Transit

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  25. More and more these days I have been reading short stories, especially mysteries. I will give them a shot.

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  26. I'd love to read some of Milo's stuff. This sounds excellent.

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  27. I really dig that cover. and I love the intro, I could just see young Milo sitting on his bed after a hard day at school.

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  28. I've read this book, and it is really riveting. Clever intro as always!! :-)

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  29. Great job, Michael! I'm thinking maybe I need to hang garlic from the bedpost!

    Pouting a bit here as it's been a long day and I can't wait until 10. So I'm gonna call you Sir Michael now. See, great things do happen to nice people!

    (And thanks for sharing your NYC experience. The museum gonna be ready next year!)

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  30. The book cover really grabs your attention.

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  31. Oh Michael, you kill me... wait... not literally...

    Awesome titles for stories, and the eyeball is rather creepy.

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  32. The book cover is really creepy and awesome all at the same time! Another great intro Michael - looking forward to an adventure of a different sort tomorrow!

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  33. That is a disturbing eyeball! Perfect for the genre. :)

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  34. Great intro! and I love the cover- going to go check it out now. Also- loved your great interview over at DPK's site. Was great to get to know more about you! :)

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  35. I missed this on the 24th, so popping by to comment now. I love Milo's writing and have read several of his stories and books. I have one waiting in my Kindle right now.

    Milo's work can send shivers down your spine, but the humor of his characters delights the reader.

    Another great post about a fellow writer's books. This was a great theme for a word-spinner like you, Michael.

    Best of luck with sales, Milo.

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  36. This sounds like the kind of book I'll really enjoy, and I love the clever into. I'm checking it out now on Amazon.

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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