Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Daily Bites of Flesh - now on Kindle!

Back in November I was thrilled to announce that Pill Hill Press' horror anthology Daily Bites of Flesh 2011 was available in print. And now - if you've got a Kindle, or the free Kindle app for your PC or phone you can download this fabulous compendium of horror for just £3.73 from Amazon UK or $5.75 from Amazon US.

You get a tasty bite of flash fiction horror for every day of the year - what could be better than that? Two of my pieces - Spangles and Pustula Peculiar appear in 'June'. You can read excerpts below.

For a sneaky peek at some of the other stories in the collection - and ooh - are you in for some delicious treats from some excellent writers - you can download the whole month of January for free as a Kindle sample from Amazon. Just go to the relevant Amazon link above and find the Try It For Free box.

You can buy Daily Bites of Flesh in print direct from the Pill Hill shop for $22.49. Or from Amazon (UK - £21.99 and US - $24.99) and at Barnes & Noble.

Many thanks to Jessy Marie Roberts for her astonishing work in compiling and editing this anthology.


They found sequins in my knickers. The silver disks filled my crevices, finding their way into folds of flesh where they cut and sliced me raw. The question the cops asked themselves – did a killer place them there, or did I?

Hudson swore as his boss gave him the best job of all; standing between my legs to catch the corpse as they cut me down. The wind was ferocious. My body swung in circles from a creaking oak, a pendulum. Hudson danced like a girl, trying to avoid the spillages splattered over the forest floor beneath me. Evacuation - the elegance of death.

Pustula Peculiar

Ginger limped sideways to reach for another bottle. Taking a swig he gazed at the dancing dead.

“More,” the woman called from her shackles. “I need more”.

She widened her mouth to accept the Absinthe. The excess ran in rivulets down her neck raising the skin in blistering welts. Labella took the full mouthful into her throat in a single, rasping gulp.

The men looked on. No more smiles, just pant-pissing terror as the drumming began to slow.

“Quickly,” they begged. “Do it now.”


  1. Have you got your copies yet?? I got mine in time to take them down to Manchester for my old man. He was over the moon! (I'd like to think that they helped in his recovery.....who knows??)

    Noit had chance to read my copies yet!!

    Hope you're back is getting better. :-)

  2. Hi David. No, haven't got it in print yet - saving my pennies for that. I've read the January sampler and will probably download the full book this afternoon. There are some absolute crackers - I'll seek yours out straight away!

    Great news that your Dad is now home.

    Yes, the back's a fair bit better today; the test will be walking to the pub in the mist this evening. Still, some things have to be done. Cheers!

  3. And hey! I've done it. I've got it, and David - I've read Feeder; gorgeously dark, gothic and noir at the same time.

    I'n off now to comb my long black hair, paint my lips red and... smile. v-v

  4. Thanks, Lily. I'm sure you'll look fantastic walking through that fog looking like that. Just watch out for the vampire watching you from the rooftops!!

    I'll seek out your stories and leave you some feedback. Because today is the first day I've had any real time to just sit back and chill!! It's been all..."dad can you do this, dad how does this work, dad, dad, dad. Where's your fucking mother??" :-) No, I didn't shout that back at the kids. LOL!!!


Lily Childs is a writer of horror, esoteric, mystery and chilling fiction.

If you see her dancing outside in a thunder storm - don't try to bring her in. She's safe.