Bloody Parchment: Hidden Things, Lost Things and other stories

Bloody Parchment: Hidden Things, Lost Things and other stories

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Bloody Parchment: Hidden Things, Lost Things and Other Stories showcases the top horror short stories from the 2011 Bloody Parchment writing competition, the literary component of the annual South African HorrorFest. The anthology showcases tales that examine fears – real or imagined – and plunges you into darkness from the relative safety of your armchair. The Bloody Parchment horror writing competition is the ideal hothouse to nurture and cross-pollinate South African and international talent. This year’s anthology features top stories by Brett Bruton and Jenny Robson, and all the finalists adding their frightening voices to the offering. Step across the threshold and taste the horror. We double dare you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781920532222
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Publication date: 06/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 70
File size: 432 KB

About the Author

Toby Bennett was born in 1976 in Cape Town, South Africa. He holds a degree in philosophy from the University of Cape Town. Like many writers, he has a varied career which includes web design, database administration and technical writing. His true passion lies in creative writing and, to date, he has written six novels and a fairsized collection of short stories.

Brett Bruton writes exclusively during the hours that are most inconvenient for him. As such, the majority of his editing process involves removing curse words. Brett writes horror because comedy is too difficult and “blood” is easy to spell.

Joan De La Haye lives in Pretoria, South Africa. Most of her stories are set in her home town, Pretoria, or Johannesburg, where she lived for ten years. Joan is the author of the horror novel Shadows. Her short stories have appeared on Wily Writers and in Graveyard Rendezvous. Another of her short stories recently appeared in the anthology Jozi: Reflections on Johannesburg. Follow Joan’s blog at

A Scottish ex-pat, Benjamin Knox writes mind-melting horror, creepy dark-fairytales and fun pulpy genre fiction. One day he will have that island fortress and army of genetically engineered supereels he has always dreamed of. For now he could be anywhere, perhaps somewhere near you ... For more strangeness, visit him at his website at

Stacey Larner has civilised interests such as knitting and sewing, and manages to pass herself off as fairly normal. She lives in Australia with her three children and musical partner. Writing is the antidote to her mundane life, and as such leans towards the dark side.

Austin Malone is a freelance writer for Grey Gecko Press, and resides in Texas with his wife, daughter, and the requisite cat. His most recent work can be found in the cannibalism-themed anthology, A Fancy Dinner Party. If you like his writing, you can find more of it at

At the time of writing, Lee Mather is 33 years of age. He lives in Manchester, England, with his wife, Jennifer. Mather writes urban fantasy and horror. You can find out more about him at

Domenico Pisanti lives in Johannesburg and believes every word he writes. Currently he is trying to get through every story in his head. The inspiration behind “Fluoride in the Water” is the volatile times he lives in.

Jenny Robson is a music teacher living in Maun, Botswana. She is the author of several young-adult novels published by Tafelberg in South Africa. Her novel, Because Pula Means Rain, was awarded the UNESCO Prize for Youth Literature in the Service of Tolerance.

SL Schmitz is a child of the 1980s; daughter of the night. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, son, and cats. She writes strange, dark stories that you shouldn’t read because they are too scary. Her novel, Let It Bleed, has been re-released by Dark Continents
Publishing, and she has been published in several anthologies, including Phobophobia. Visit her website at, if you dare.

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Bloody Parchment: Hidden Things, Lost Things and other stories 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5. Scary Stories (first book you see.)