Short Story Contributions
A selection of recent books which Alison Cybe has contributed to, all of which are available now. Have a look and enjoy!
The Book of Legends (coming soon…)
Tales from the world of Ironclaw
Aldis, the Kingdom of the Blue Rose, has been defined and uplifted over its history by the lives and actions of its Sovereigns. Each chosen by the Golden Hart, these Sovereigns have been vital in the shaping of the lands and culture of the Aldin people, and their stories are the stories of kingdom as a whole. Some were bright shining paragons, cultural heroes for the kingdom; others were troubled, given to madness or corruption, examples that Aldinfolk still use to teach about limits and weaknesses.
For the dark hours when you dare not close your eyes. Tales of horror to frighten and disturb. Join us as the sleepless hours tick past. Brace yourself… for The NoSleep Podcast. A multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, The NoSleep Podcast features a cast of talented voice actors, music and sound effects to enhance the frightening tales.
The horror community has thousands of LGBTQIA fans, so where are we in the stories? Traditionally, horror has included us or used us as part of the plot twist. Transgender individuals are vilified in stories like “Silence of the Lambs” and “Sleepaway Camp.” Lesbians are included to sexualize storylines and Gay men are depicted as shrill-screaming comic relief. Where is everyone else in this picture? Short Answer: They’re not. And we want to change that!
In the deep, forgotten places of the world are things most people would not believe, and even fewer would understand. Old things, old ways, old truths…and old monsters. Creatures so terrible, we did everything we could to forgot them. But just because you forget a monster doesn’t mean it’s forgotten you.
The Monsters We Forgot Trilogy is a collection of over 100 folklore-inspired horror stories by a multi-national team of authors ranging from award-winners and bestsellers to visionary newcomers.
This second volume in our popular anthology series is a superlative collection of fifteen spine-chilling, marrow-icing ghost stories that will have you hiding beneath the covers and reaching for the comfort of your nightlight’s glow.
Featuring tales of the otherworldly by:
Lee Glenwright, Davis Pratt, Derek Muk,
TS Alan, Nicholas Beishline, Marvin Brown, Kenneth Bykerk, Dustin Chisam, Alison Cybe, Virginia Elizabeth Hayes, Heddy Johannesen, Sylvia Son, Carl Alves, Thomas Kodnar, and Patrick W. Gibson
Join 18 masters of the macabre, the strange, and the bizarre as they journey into a dark and richly reimagined Portsmouth. Discover the mysterious pulse that beats beneath the pavement of this living city that craves blood and sacrifice. Witness damnation in a hellish vision of Victorian Portsmouth, and learn just how difficult it can be getting two severed heads through customs at the port. Like the waves that lap the fringes of this waterfront city, past and present flow back and forth in these tales of haunting and horror, dragging ghosts and tragedies.
Let’s talk about Death. After all, it’s the one thing we all have in common. Eventually. Let’s explore it, cry about it, tremble at it, laugh at it. Then let’s write stories about Death… Twenty authors have done exactly that, giving you twenty-eight tales about the one subject no-one wants to talk about, but everyone knows will one day come to them. Often wry, sometimes creepy, always surprising, this book boasts internationally-published authors as well as talented newcomers to the printed page.
Featuring interviews with Stephen Jones, Shauna MacDonald and Karl O’Rowe. Christmas ghost stories, Stan Lee tribute, FEAR Magazine at 30, Journey to the Unknown, Batman – Arkham Asylum, The Fog, reviews, dark poetry and much, much more!
Pompey writes features the very best content from Star & Crescent, Portsmouth’s only independent, non-commercial news, culture and commentary website, plus brand new material never before published. Since 2015, S&C has earned accolades for its investigations into local culture, media, ecology, housing, healthcare, education and gender issues. It has also been a platform for the most talented Portsmouth-based poets, fiction writers, memoirists, satirists and visual artists.
Octomorphosis is a 72 page paperback book featuring my paintings and a collection of short stories by the talented writers of the Portsmouth Writers’ Hub. Strangeness, charm, silliness and menace all combine to make a varied collection of wonderful madness that will grace any bookshelf and provide food for thought long after reading.
The Furry Cookbook is a celebration of furry fandom authors who also have a passion for food. With stories by Alison Cybe, Al Song, Cedric G! Bacon, and more, this book also features recipes by the authors and full-color photos of the food (and fursuiters enjoying the food)! Hardcover only!
The Sinister Side of Furry Fiction
Dread is a short, furry horror zine. Created to capture bursts of horrific moments through anthropomorphism. This flash fiction magazine features 10 sinister stories meant to leave you disturbed.
King Kong. Dracula. The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Jaws. Each of these are popular monsters from horror movies. The writers in this book take on this theme with sinister delight. Some of them revamp (pun intended) the old monsters of film. Some pit them against each other. And some of them create all-new monsters. As you read these stories, be careful. You never know what might slip through into reality. A fiction anthology by Thurston Howl Publications exploring new twists on classic horror icons.
It should come as no shock nor surprise that writers love and are often inspired by other writers, often by borrowing one another’s characters or concepts or paying tribute to a write whose style shaped their own in some small (or large) way. Furry literature is no different, with each writer old and new keeping close to the adage that it does not matter whether you woof, meow, chirp, hoot, or hiss, each furry writer learns a new trick from another. That said, with the vast array of unique styles and content around, we thought it would be a fun challenge to have a pool of furry wordsmiths be randomly assigned another writer in that pool, and asked to write a story as that other person. And now you, dearest reader, have the results in your very paws!
As a storytelling medium, everyone loves a good ghost story, and furries are no exception. These are ghost stories which terrify, make you laugh, or leave you just as haunted and chilled as the protagonist by the final sentence.The pens of furry literature’s brightest want to bring you a mix of all the above, shivering your timbers with the following yarns. The stories will thrill you…they may, even, shock you. They might, even, horrify you. If you, the reader and the living, feel you cannot subject your nerves to such a strain, well…we warned you…
All too often, furries are dismissed as hypersexual fetishists or children who just never grew up. Yet like any other group, the fandom is incredibly diverse–and like any other group, we vote. Unsurprisingly, then, with the rise of “alt-furs,” many in the fandom have marshaled active resistance to pro-Nazi sentiments both within and beyond the fandom. Furries attending Anthrocon 2018 wore badges telling Nazi furs to f*ck off; furries on Twitter proudly declare themselves anti-Nazi and thus we feel the cultural moment is ripe for a principled stand against fascism–and the time is now to offer furries a creative venue for their anti-Nazi views to flourish.
FANG volume 11 (coming soon…)
“It’s just a game.”