Coming soon… Equilibrium Overturned

Equilibrium Overturned, Horror and Science Fiction anthology from Grey Matter Press




“The Final Testimony of Molly Ryder” by Jeff Hemenway – In the near future, prisons will be run by the shadowy governmental program known as Sandman, in which convicts are forced to serve out life sentences in a drug-induced coma. Utilizing a tenuous psychic link, one investigator takes a dangerous journey into the mind of a serial killer to uncover the details of a murder. What he reveals has terrifying repercussions for all of humanity.

“Amnion” by John Everson – In a world where youth and beauty is valued above all else, a brilliant scientist attempting to develop a modern day fountain of youth will stop at nothing to test his groundbreaking theories. The results of his work have dire consequences for his life and for those closest to him.

“Martial Law” by JG Faherty – Mysterious invaders have overtaken a small town without warning. The residents quickly realize this is not an isolated incident, but that the United States has been thrown into chaos as the attackers turn the streets into rivers of blood. Trapped inside an ice-cream parlor, a group of neighbors struggle to come to grips with the terrifying events taking place on Main Street.

“Through the Ghostlands” by Rose Blackthorn – Three survivors of a devastating global calamity making their way through a dead world are searching for what remains of civilization. While nothing lives on land, in the ocean or in the sky, they are far from alone. Pursued by a menacing supernatural force, the trio learns they must put their differences aside to ensure their mutual safety.

“The Collected Sylvia, Volumes 1 to 1388” by Geoffrey W. Cole – Sylvia is apprehensive about the new planet to which she and her husband, Dorian, have traveled. A routine scouting mission to the surface, results in the damage of their landing craft, threatening to maroon the couple on a forbidding alien world. Unwilling to give up hope against terrifying odds, Dorian will go to terrible lengths to ensure their return.

“Perfect Soldiers” by S.G. Larner – The rift between this world and the one beyond has been ripped open, and a terrifying evil from the other side is gaining momentum by feeding off the hatred and fear of humankind. With a dwindling number of available soldiers, the armies of Earth are forced to resort to unspeakable measures to fight what may be the war to end all wars.

“Wombie” by Martin Slag – A small-town veterinarian is horrified at the gruesome sight of his new patient, an animal given as a gift to a little girl by her disturbed uncle. The doctor is shocked when he confirms the species and is overcome with fear for his community when he uncovers a hidden agenda far greater than anything he’s ever imagined.

“No-Man’s Land” by Roger Jackson – A regiment of English soldiers under siege from the onslaught of the Nazi war machine struggle to maintain their composure and win the battle. But while mortars rain down from the darkened skies overhead, their commanding officer decides to take fate into his own hands. Soon a horror far more terrifying than the war itself overtakes the shattered platoon.

“The Alamo Incident: From the Chronicles of Timeaus Shields” by Sean Eads – History is not without its whitewashing, including what may have occurred in the battle for the Alamo. In a West that’s known as wild for a reason, Timeaus Shields is assigned to investigate the force that’s been eradicating the soldiers stationed at the legendary outpost. What he learns shines an all-new light into the darkness of Manifest Destiny.

“The Butcher of Gad Street” by Stephen T. Vessels – Acrid has always believed he was put on Earth to serve a special, yet elusive, purpose. This role is finally realized when a citywide riot sparks a dark adventure that threatens to undermine society as he pursues the evil forces responsible, ultimately revealing his life’s purpose in an allegorical tale that examines the horrifying nature of mankind.

“Queen of Thermodynamic Equilibrium” by Josh R. Vogt – The organization Immortalis is dedicated to eliminating death throughout the galaxy. But a resistance fighter, believing death should continue as the powerful cleansing force it is, has other plans. Taking her quest to the wreckage of a derelict intergalactic battleship haunted by the ghosts of war, she seeks to breathe new life into old death.

“Compartmental” by Jay Caselberg – Humans are made up of small pieces of knowledge, echoes of past experiences and fragments of old memories, all of which we routinely secure in tightly closed boxes and file away in the darkened corners of our mind. What happens when these confined remnants escape from their compartments and bleed into the others creates an unimaginable psychological nightmare.

“This is Not a Horror Story” by Tim Waggoner – A visit to the DMV is always an uncomfortable task, but for one young woman it becomes a journey into her own private terror. Living in a surveillance state run amok, the woman is soon horrified to learn that governmental computers reveal far more about her activities than just her driving record.

“Sunrise” by Tony Knighton – Marty can’t breathe and needs serious medical attention. But a trip to the hospital in a decaying city rife with corruption and strangled by environmental hazards is far more dangerous than it should be. Forced to battle oppressive protocol, a callous healthcare system and black market criminals, a father faces insurmountable odds to save the only life that matters—that of his dying son.

Published by: Rose Blackthorn

~Publications~ Beneath the Shadows of the Red-Leafed Maple Our World of Horror anthology/Eldritch Press publishing date TBD From Colorado Putrefying Stories zombie anthology/Stupefying Stories publishing date TBD The Well Tales From the Wild Weird West anthology/Stupefying Stories publishing date TBD Young Love Speculative St. Valentine’s Day Drabbles 2014 publishing date TBD Before the First Day of Winter Twice Upon a Time anthology/The Bearded Scribe Press publishing date TBD A Merry Little Christmas Return to Deathlehem anthology/Grinning Skull Press Dec 23, 2014 Beautiful, Broken Things Holiday Wrappings anthology/Sekhmet Press Nov 28, 2014 Tricks and Treats Shock Totem 9.5: Holiday Tales of the Macabre and Twisted – Halloween 2014 Nov 11, 2014 Breakthrough Cranial Leakage, Tales from the Grinning Skull, Volume 1/Grinning Skull Press Nov 7, 2014 Beautiful, Broken Things Wrapped in Black anthology/Sekhmet Press Oct 15, 2014 The Costume Party Languishing The Changeling Spooky Halloween Drabbles 2014 Oct 15, 2014 We Were Wolves Massacre Magazine Oct 1, 2014 Contemplating Corners (poem) Widowmakers – James Newman Benefit Anthology Sept 16, 2014 When Darkness Falls, the Light A Forest of Dreams/Fantasy Writers anthology Sept 1, 2014 Reset Microfiction Monday Magazine Aug 18, 2014 Compromise Horror in a Hundred/Hellnotes Aug 6, 2014 In the Dark FEAR: Of the Dark anthology/Siren’s Call Publications Jul 14, 2014 Enamored in Darkness (poem) HWA Horror Poetry Showcase e-book Jul 7, 2014 Amber Day (poem) Evidence of Adulation (poem) Eldritch Press online magazine Jun 23, 2014 Let Me Entertain You Horror in a Hundred/Hellnotes Jun 23, 2014 Through the Ghostlands Equilibrium Overturned: the Heart of Darkness Awaits/Grey Matter Press anthology Jun 20, 2014 Ramble On Necon E-Books (website/anthology) Jun 12, 2014 (May 2014 Flash Fiction contest) Sacrifices SpeckLit May 31, 2014 Proof of Life Necon E-Books (website/anthology) May 13, 2014 (Apr 2014 Flash Fiction contest) A Room With No View The Sirens Call April 2014/Issue #14 May 9, 2014 Consequences Enter at Your Own Risk: The End is the Beginning/Firbolg Publishing May 6, 2014 Heartwood Vignettes from the End of the World/Apokrupha Apr 25, 2014 Acceptable Endpoint Hellnotes/Horror in a Hundred Apr 18, 2014 Beginner’s Luck SpeckLit Apr 17, 2014 Necon E-Books flash fiction/horror haiku competition Denouement – Mar 2014 contest/published online Apr 15, 2014 Inevitable as the Incoming Tide (poem) Jamais Vu issue #2/Spring 2014 Apr 8, 2014 Restless (poem) Forever Mine (poem) Servante of Darkness: Poetry Today #10 Apr 1, 2014 Where the Wind Blows Death Awaits anthology/Harren Press Mar 14, 2014 Barb-wire (photo) Frosted Fence (photo) NEAT. issue #3/Winter 2013-2014 Mar 3, 2014 Necon E-Books flash fiction competition Solitary – Jan 2014 contest/published online Feb 14, 2014 The Promise (reprint) Women in Horror issue/Sirens Call e-zine Feb 11, 2014 The Importance of Good Grooming Hellnotes/Horror in a Hundred Feb 7, 2014 Grampy’s End of the World Prediction Hellnotes/Horror in a Hundred Feb 5, 2014 Christmas in the Snow O Little Town of Deathlehem/Grinning Skull Press Dec 24, 2013 Blood and Water Stupefying Stories presents – TWO: the 2nd Annual Stupefying Stories Horror Special published Nov 4, 2013 The Best Costume Ever Moonlight and Roses blog Oct 30, 2013 Black Bird The Best of the Horror Society 2013 published Oct 15, 2013 Pressed Flower Memories Beneath Yellow Roses Winter Wheel-Line Doorway Cellar Door/JWK Fiction anthology published Sept 13, 2013 What We Do For Love 69 Flavors of Paranoia published Sep 1, 2013 The Punishment Death Throes Webzine published Aug 30, 2013 A Thing of Beauty Blood and Roses/Scarlett River Press anthology published Aug 24, 2013 e-book paperback The Lilac Hedge Eulogies II/Horror World anthology published Jul 7, 2013 Harvest of Night Seeds Barnyard Horror/JWK Fiction anthology published Jul 6, 2013 Ice Interstellar Fiction published Jul 1, 2013 Coming of Age Shifters/Hazardous Press anthology published Jun 14, 2013 Dog Days Another 100 Horrors/Cruentus Libri Press anthology published Jun 14, 2013 *no longer available No Comfort Books of the Dead Press flash fiction published May 4, 2013 Waterless **(winner of P&E Reader’s Poll Horror Short Story category) Buzzy Mag published May 3, 2013 Skraelings Horrific History/Hazardous Press anthology published Apr 26, 2013 Necon E-Books Best of 2012 Flash Fiction Anthology/published Apr 18, 2013 including the following stories: A Good Year Bard’s Return Weeping Willow Status Update For Some Peace Eloping From Pompeii The Changeling/published Apr 2, 2013 From the Depths From Beyond the Grave/Grinning Skull Press anthology published Mar 8, 2013 Safe and Secure The Wicked Library podcast published Jan 17, 2013 Fin Dark Moon Digest Issue #10 published Dec 15, 2012 Neptune Dreams Fear the Abyss/Post Mortem Press anthology published Dec 4, 2012 Zombie Love SNM Horror Magazine published Oct 1, 2012 Bacon Rapt The Lost Colony Outside the Locks A Quick Bite of Flesh anthology/Hazardous Press published on Kindle Sept 21, 2012 published on POD Oct 1, 2012 What We Do For Love Kazka Press 713 Flash published Sept 1, 2012 *no longer available on website Eidiss The Ghost IS the Machine/Post Mortem Press published Aug 14, 2012 Blood Holds True Scarlett River Press charity anthology/Scarlet Whispers published May 14, 2012 Cast of Wonders YA podcast/Mar 30, 2012 A Good Harvest Molly's Garden April in Autumn Totally Scary - published in Flashes in the Dark/Feb 21, 2012 Untether'd - published in Stupefying Stories/Jan 2012 Necon E-Books flash fiction competition Leaves - Sept competition/Oct 6, 2011 Samhain Festival - Oct competition/Nov 8, 2011 Story Time - Oct competition/exclusive to end of year anthology Languishing - Oct competition/exclusive to end of year anthology Lord of the Dead - Nov competition/Dec 8, 2011 A Different Christmas Tradition - Dec competition/Jan 7, 2012 The Longest Night of the Year - Dec competition/Jan 7, 2012 * all of the above to be included in the 2011 Flash Anthology */published Mar 14, 2012 The Promise - published in New Dawn Fades anthology/Nov 2011 Full of Shadows - published in Flashes in the Dark/Oct 4, 2011 Epiphany (poem) - published in The Pagan Friends/July 31, 2011 Safe and Secure - published in Absent Willow Review/May 15, 2010 - defunct online webzine The Olwen of the Wynne - published in Realms Magazine/Spring 2010 Shadows - published in Encounters Magazine/Spring 2010

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