Posts Tagged ‘Short Story



12
Apr
15

“The Haunted Academy” Published by The Horror Zine

TheHorrorZineSummer2015The new summer 2015 issue of The Horror Zine is out and includes my horror short story “The Haunted Academy” (this is a shorter, catchier alternate version of the novella by the same title that was released by Midnight Frost Books). The shorter version was written years ago, inspired by things like Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran (who was sort of the inspiration for the character of Christian). During that time I wanted a story that was tight and compact.

A few years later, I decided to expand the story into a novella, removing some of the characters (including Christian) and replacing them with new characters that I got to flesh out more, like Jan and Erica, who seemed more appealing ( though I still like Christian). So the two versions are definitely different, not just in length.

Which one do you prefer?

Thanks to editor, Jeani Rector.

-Derek

Purchase: The Horror Zine Magazine Summer 2015

02
Mar
15

Night to Dawn Publishes The Children of Armageddon!

NighttoDawn27frontcoverJan10Thanks to Barbara Custer, editor of Night to Dawn Magazine, who bought my story “The Children of Armageddon” for issue 27 of Night to Dawn.

Well worth the wait to see this story in this issue alongside the works of other great writers and artists.

Visit Night to Dawn Magazine & Novels

-Derek

21
Dec
14

Hawaiian Inspired Story, “The Tiki Statue”, Published

Full+logo+smallOne pre-Christmas present arrived today: my short story called “The Tiki Statue” was published in Fiction On The Web. This horror piece was inspired by past vacations in Hawaii, one of my favorite travel destinations. No matter what time of the year you go the weather is always nice.

Enjoy!
Derek

http://www.fictionontheweb.co.uk/2014/12/the-tiki-statue-by-derek-muk.html

24
Nov
14

Derek is this Month’s Selected Writer in “The Horror Zine”

Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 6.52.23 PMMy story “Boo!” is featured in the December 2014 issue of The Horror Zine.

This particular story was inspired by old-school horror movies from the 1980s (something I grew up on). I’m proud and excited to be in this publication. This issue features other greats too: fellow writer and friend, Kevin Bufton, Piers Anthony, and other writers! Thanks to editor, Jeani Rector!

Here’s more information:

http://www.thehorrorzine.com/Fiction/Dec2014/DerekMuk/Derek.html

15
Oct
14

“Skinwalker” Published in Calliope

cover_145Just got my mail today and discovered that my short story “Skinwalker” has been published in the Fall 2014 issue of Calliope Magazine.

You can check it out here: Table of Contents — Issue 145

-Derek

02
Oct
14

“Boo!” – A Halloween Story Appears in “The Horror Zine”

61WAVtE1PRLHalloween and October wouldn’t be complete without a short story named “Boo!” It was inspired by old-school horror films from the ’80s.

It’s in the Fall 2014 issue of The Horror Zine. Prepare to get spooked!

Here’s more info: The Horror Zine Magazine, Fall 2014

– Derek




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