Archive for the 'Short Story' Category

01
Aug
20

Rowland Books Reviews “Private Number/Claws”

Check out this awesome review of my book, Private Number/Claws!

Rebecca, the reviewer said: “Devoured Derek Muk’s double feature Private Number/Claws in two days. Like Alex Cross? Miss Agents Mulder and Scully? A fan of The Witcher? This is right up your alley.”

https://rowlandbooks.com/review%3A-private-number

10
May
20

“Ghosts, Spirits & Specters Vol 2” Released!

NEWS FLASH! Hot off the presses!

Just released is the horror anthology, Ghosts, Spirits & Specters Vol 2, which includes my short story, “The Ghouls Are Amongst Us.” I’m thrilled and thankful to be part of this great book alongside other great writers. And a personal thank you to the editors of the book for taking my story.

http://www.hellboundbookspublishing.com/ghostsspiritsandspecters_2.html

13
Jan
20

Short Story Sold to ParABnormal!

I sold a short story to ParABnormal Magazine, for the March issue!

I’ll post more details here when it’s available.

–Derek

02
Sep
18

Fragments Appears in New Issue of Deadman’s Tome!

NEWS FLASH! Check out my new short story, “Fragments,” in the Sept issue of Deadman’s Tome.

https://deadmanstome.net/2018/09/01/free-to-read-september-issue-2018/

-Derek

22
Jun
17

Saturday at Midnight Published in Disturbed Digest

Just got the June 2017 issue of Disturbed Digest (The 5th Anniversary Double Issue), which features my science fiction story “Saturday at Midnight”, in the mail today. If you like aliens you’ll like this one.

Great looking cover art!

Thanks to editor, Tyree Campbell.

Pick up your copy today at:
Disturbed #17 | Alban Lake Store

03
Mar
17

“Lord of the Serpent” on CheapJack Pulp

Check out my new story, Lord of the Serpent, on Cheapjack Pulp:

http://www.cheapjackpulp.com/sci-fifantasydark-fantasy.html

-Derek

24
Feb
17

Zombie Island Released Through The Society of Misfit Stories!

61tglb1sl7lReleased today is my story “Zombie Island” through The Society of Misfit Stories. This one was inspired by past vacations in Hawaii, especially my very first visit to the islands way back in 1999. That was a fun and special trip and I tried to capture that sense of newness and novelty I experienced as a first-time traveler in this story. That feeling of playing a tourist.

Visit Bard and Sages Publishing’s Society of Misfit Stories

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24
Jan
17

“Phantom of the Summit” Featured in Ink Stains

imageLaunched today is the dark fiction anthology, Ink Stains, featuring my story, “The Phantom of the Summit.”

Pick up your copy now at:

http://www.darkalleypress.com/inkstainsanthology/currentedition/

-Derek

17
Dec
16

Derek’s Yeti and Bigfoot Find Home in Latest Tome from Bards and Sages Publishing

gtv4-21591248_stdJust launched and live now is the new anthology, “The Great Tome of Cryptids and Legendary Creatures,” which includes two short stories of mine that pertain to the theme. One is about The Abominable Snowman/Yeti and the other one is about Bigfoot. A big thanks and shout out to Julie and her staff of Bards and Sages Publishing for doing a fantastic job with this book.

Right in time for the holidays and a perfect stocking stuffer for Christmas!

Here’s some more info about the anthology:
http://www.bardsandsages.com/speculative_fiction/great_tome_vol_4

And another link about it here: Find my book at your favorite store!

-Derek

30
Aug
16

Bearwalker with Albert Taylor Released!

BearwalkerReleased today through The Society of Misfit Stories is my story “Bearwalker.” Happy to be part of this new series. Here’s a blurb about the story: Detective Berlin doesn’t believe in the supernatural. But when a series of unexplained, grisly murders sends shockwaves through the city of Reno, he turns to an unlikely source to help him track down the killer. Because Albert Taylor is more than the publisher of The Occult Files Magazine. He’s also one of the best monster hunters you’ll ever meet.

Check it out today!

21
May
16

9 Tales Publishes Derek’s New Short, Sarge!

51j7mZ7QZOL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Like dogs?

Are you a dog person?

If so, then let me introduce you to a dog named “Sarge,” who is featured in a story in the new issue of 9 Tales, Told in the Dark. Sarge is a service dog and something happens to him. SPOILER ALERT: not! My lips are sealed!

But if you’re curious, you can pick up the latest issue of 9 Tales, Told in the Dark in ebook format here:

https://www.amazon.com/9Tales-Told-Dark-13-ebook/dp/B01DSIP6ZE

-Derek

13
May
16

New Realm Publishes “Trampled Underfoot”!

New Realm Vol04 No07Got a story published in the latest issue of the fantasy magazine, New Realm, alongside some other great writers. This new piece, which was a fun one to write (as well as a fun tale, in my humble opinion), is entitled “Trampled Underfoot” and has something to do with hoofs, hoof-beats, horses, horse shoes…well, uhh, you get the picture…don’t want to reveal any spoilers!

Even if you don’t like horses I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. All I got to say is, “Whiiiiiiinny!”

I’m proud of this story. It’s a personal favorite.

-Derek

22
Apr
16

“Siren Song” Published by 9Tales

Tales Told in the Dark #12My new horror story, Siren Song, is in the latest issue of 9Tales’ Tales Told in the Dark. I won’t reveal any spoilers but will just say that this one involves a mythological creature.

A short, sweet terror ride! Check out the cool cover art.

– Derek

19
Mar
16

Nebula Rift Publishes “The Hunted”

NebulaRiftVol04No02Here’s a science fiction story called “The Hunted” that is in the new issue of Nebula Rift.

Nice cover art!

http://www.fictionmagazines.com/shop/nebula-issues/nebula-rift-vol-04-no-02/

-Derek

24
Feb
16

Croatoan Published by Nebula Rift

NebulaRiftVol03No12Just got a story called “Croatoan” published in the science fiction magazine, Nebula Rift. Thanks to Editor-in-Chief, Doug Lance, and his staff for making this happen.

This is the story about the small town that mysteriously vanished. It was fun to write. Enjoy!

Be sure to pick up your copy here:
http://www.fictionmagazines.com/shop/nebula-issues/nebula-rift-vol-03-no-12/

– Derek




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