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!


Sovereigns of the Blue Rose

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.

Sovereigns of the Blue Rose features fourteen short stories: one for each of Aldis’s Sovereigns, from its founding by Queen Seltha the Rhy-Friend to the current ruler, Queen Jaellin. These are the tales of their beginnings and their ends, of their triumphs and their defeats, of their loves and their hates. Join us as we explore Blue Rose history through the eyes of the people who ruled the Kingdom of Aldis. Authors for this engaging anthology include Natania Barron, Elaine Cunningham, Alison Cybe, Clio Yun-su Davis, Erin M. Evans, Steve Kenson, Ezzy Languzzi, Rhiannon Louve, Michael Matheson, Brandon O’Brien, Wen Reischl, Lindsay Smith, Na’amen Tilahun, and Tiffany Trent.


Movie Monsters

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.


THE NOSLEEP PODCAST

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.


BLACK RAINBOW

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!


The Monsters We Forget

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.


DARK CITY : PORTSMOUTH TALES OF HAUNTING AND HORROR

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.


DAY OF THE DEAD

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.


PHANTASMAGORIA MAGAZINE CHRISTMAS 2018 ISSUE
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PHANTASMAGORIA MAGAZINE HALLOWEEN 2019 ISSUE

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!


THE FURRY COOKBOOK

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!


Dread

A horror fiction anthology magazine from Weasel Press exploring the sinister side of furry fiction.

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POMPEY WRITES : THE BEST OF STAR & CRESCENT (SO FAR)

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

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.


Ghosts, Spirits and Spectres
(coming soon)

A fiction anthology by HellBound Books, an anthology dedicated to all things ghostly. We want your most spine chilling paranormal tales of ghosts, spirits and mysterious dwellers of the ethereal netherworld that lies between life and death.


The Haunted Den (coming soon)

A fiction anthology by Thurston Howl Publications exploring folktales and campfire stories.


Even Furries Hate Nazis (coming soon)

A fiction anthology by Thurston Howl Publications exploring the fight against fascism.


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