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The cover of twisted volume one.

Meet the authors here.

Watch the trailer here.

All reviews here.

Kindle ISBN 978-0-9956538-0-1
Softback ISBN978-0-9956538-1-8

Amazon Number 1 Bestseller In Horror Anthologies (October 2016)

Twisted 50 volume 1

Twisted  contains some of the best examples of horror fiction I’ve read in years. Most story collections or anthologies have a few duds. Twisted is the exception. The stories are all fantastic and hugely enjoyable.’
The Book Lover’s Boudoir
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Twisted50 vol 1: 50 stories from 50 disturbed voices of modern horror…

Twisted 50 volume 1 is a deliciously dark slice of contemporary horror literature. Reading it is like attending a late night secret banquet where you know each course will serve up something unexpected, forbidden and unforgettably chilling. Take your private seat now for 50 luscious courses of terror, from 50 of the strongest voices in modern horror.   

Meet The Authors of Twisted50 vol 1 HERE

Stephanie WessellTroll DahlMarie GethinsKendall Castor-PerryKK RickcordCaroline SlocockKaren SheardLucy V HayStephen DeasDiana ReadScott MerrowSteven QuantickDylan KeelingSteve PoolJacqui CanhamNick TwyfordJohn Ashbrook, Gordon SlackRichard CravenAdam MillardPenegrin ShawGeoff Bagwell, Steven StockfordAndrew WilliamsonAlex ThompsonJoshua SaltzmanRachael HowardChristopher PatrickCharles MaciejewskiHillier TownsendBartley CryanJonah JonesDuncan EastwoodShirley DayRichie BrownG.P EynonNick YatesMaggie InnesEJ HughesKJB RickardsJ.M Hewitt,  SV MacdonaldJessica BrownLeo RobertsonChris JealSasha BlackThomas CranhamNeil Bebber and John Read.

 

Edited by Elinor Perry Smith // Produced by Cristina Palmer-Romero // Create50 Team Leader: Chris Jones.

Reviews

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Brilliant, creative and dark  
Brilliant, creative and dark, Twisted 50 makes for chilling reading. I often find it hard to make time for reading during the day but the short length of these stories makes them perfect for bedtime. The collection is refreshingly original and showcases a huge selection of fiction writers. From the quirky and supernatural to the sinister and disturbing, the stories are diverse and challenge more traditional approaches to horror writing. I was hooked throughout and I hope there will be more from this group. At £1.99, the collection is also great value for money!
 
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 50 Nuggets of terror  
What is great about this book is each story is a perfectly formed individual nugget of horror, just long enough to terrify you on your commute to work and make you look over your shoulder all the way to the office.
 
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Such a bargain for such quality horror!  
If you remember gathering with you mates in that dingy corner behind the back of the bike sheds at school to read the old horror anthologies and then being kept awake at night as you recalled the vivid images of melting eyeballs etc, and you loved it, then this is the book for you! Warped, disturbing and memorable, the fifty beautifully crafted horror stories written by fifty brilliant new authors are guaranteed to have you checking underneath the mattress before you turn out the light. Such a bargain for such quality. Congratulations to all concerned… And watch out for the next ‘sister’ book too, coming soon!
 
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This is a fantastic book of shorts  on 26 October 2016
Sick and twisted is right! This is a fantastic book of shorts. I challenge anyone to read it late at night, alone, with the lights out!
 
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A batch of mini Black Mirror episodes – in words  
This anthology has fifty short horror stories written by fifty weirdos who have no connection to each other, apart from their mental state. The stories are around seven pages long or less, and vary in their degree of sick-and-twistedness on a scale from nausea to projectile vomiting. I believe there’s reasonable cause for the authorities to raid the homes of some contributors.
 

Read all reviews HERE.

Posts about Twisted50 vol1​

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Do Blastocysts Dream Of Foetal Sheep audiobook excerpt

Some of the tales in Twisted are just a little bit more Twisted than others. Do Blastocysts Dream Of Foetal Sheep? by Alex Thompson is one such story. Read it if you dare. I just got the first part of the Audiobook performance by Joan Walker and it is, as with all other excerpts from the Audiobook, outstanding. I cannot wait

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Twisted50 Audiobook First Recordings Appear…

You may have heard that we are making an Audiobook of Twisted50 volume 1, aided and abetted by ace producer Helen Lloyd. We asked all the authors in the book to make a small contribution to help pay for this and we will be selling both physical and downloadable copies too. You can pre-order yours

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Every Horror Story is a Personal Story by Steve Pool

At some point, every writer will likely be asked, “Where do you come up with your ideas?” Well, for most of us, I believe, the ideas come from straight from our inner-selves: not from our heads so much as from our hearts and our memories. When a writer sets out to write a story, he

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Summer Sky by John Read

In the heat of the revolution, not only the Royals lost their heads. Many people who were seen as part of the ‘establishment’ were also despatched by the guillotine. One of these unfortunates was a doctor. A very dedicated doctor as it transpired. A guard was assigned to accompany the condemned man to his fate.

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The Twisted Core by Hillier Townsend

Huh. I just realized that all the stories I’ve written thus far for the Twisted series, despite having different story lines, different characters, and different “voices”, share a common theme: the horrifying consequences of a person blindly fulfilling their needs at the expense of others. The reasons “why” vary, too. In one of these stories,

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Bloated by Penegrin Shaw

A year back, I had what most would describe as a breakdown. I ran out of juice and had too many balls up in the air at once. I can talk about it easily, because I had an amazing doctor who listened to me with genuine concern and the most supportive and patient wife. Then I found someone that would

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Paper Cuts by KK Rickcord

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The Beholder: How We’re All Watched… by Stephanie Wessell

For me, truly horrifying tales involve a hidden evil within normal, everyday life. Imagine: there’s an unsettling spirit entity watching you read this RIGHT NOW. Can’t you feel it, observing you? It’s right here, just at your shoulder, willing you to turn around… look. Look now. LOOK! Nothing there? It doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist…

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Do Blastocysts Dream Of Foetal Sheep? by Alex Thompson

For such a horrible story, the first version of Do Blastocysts Dream Of Foetal Sheep? It was actually written to make my girlfriend at the time laugh. We both shared the same strange (twisted?) sense of humor so I wrote as disturbing a story as I possibly could. This was the result, so it’s a

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The Little Story That Could by N.W. Twyford

I’ve always loved writing short stories. To me, a good short story is like a good joke – you build it up, set the scene, and then you reveal, you subvert, you twist. A good short story shouldn’t just end. The only problem with a short story is what to do with one when it’s

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A Push by Richie Brown

It’s only lately that I stopped all that and started to write creatively, following a stroke and medical retirement. Not so good, but it could have been much worse, so I’m very lucky. (Just prior to the stroke, I was pulling together information to see how feasible it would be to leave the bloody job.

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