Recurring nightmares cover collection
Recurring nightmares cover collection

Recurring Nightmares

In addition to Erie Tales, we’ve also begun a new series called Recurring Nightmare, featuring the name of the winner of the Anthology Auction at our Annual Monster Mash for Literacy Bash. For the cost of a special raffle ticket, one lucky person will have his or her name featured in every story created especially for the Recurring Nightmare book, released the following late Spring. Proceeds benefit the Dominican Literacy Center of Detroit (dlcliteracy.org).

Recurring Nightmares story submissions are open to everyone!

Marisa's Recurring Nightmare

Marisa’s Recurring Nightmares

Eleven horror writers are gifted the names of a real people and told to do whatever they wanted – as long as those unspeakable acts contained a garden statue! In the resulting stories, “Marisa” is troubled, tortured, and terrified. 

Stories by Peggy Christie, R D Doan, Max Carrey, Clark Roberts, Radar DeBoard, David Allen Voyles, Elias Baum, Zachary Finn, Neil Willoughby, Aaron Grierson, and Jen Sexton-Riley.

Cover by Steve Bejma

Edited by J.M. Van Horn

Erie Tales 14 Cover

Nicole’s Recurring Nightmares

Eight horror writers were gifted with the name of a real person and told to do whatever they wanted to her. In the eight resulting stories, Nicole is tortured, terrified, and made monstrous. 

Ruth's Recurring Nightmares (2018)

Ruth’s Recurring Nightmares

6 horror writers are gifted the name of a real person and told to do whatever they wanted as long as these unspeakable acts contained a dog and/or a quilt! In the following stories, nothing bad happens to the doggies (or the quilt) but the same can’t be said for Ruth. She won the right to experience all the madness these writers could throw at her, and they were more than happy to oblige.

David and Peggy's Excellent Recurring Nightmares

David and Peggy’s Excellent Recurring Nightmares

Seven horror writers are gifted the names of two real people and told to do whatever they want to them – oh, and throw in a chicken in the third volume.

Erie Tales 11: Tales From The Asylum (2018)

Adwenia’s Recurring Nightmares

Six horror writers are gifted the name of a real person and told to do whatever they want to her – oh, and throw in an appliance – in this 2nd volume.

Erie Tales 5: Dreadful Delusions

Amanda’s Recurring Nightmares

Seven horror writers are gifted the name of a real person and told to do whatever they want to her.  This is the 1st edition of Recurring Nightmares.