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Friday Night Drabble Party!

Welcome back! Come in, come in. Make yourselves comfortable while I inflict upon you another Halloween themed Drabble!

But, before I do, I want to weigh in on the Permuted Press hijinks going on: don’t believe the rumors and BS being spread. Just don’t. I’ll have a full blog post addressing this issue on Monday, so stay tuned.

Now, on to tonight’s drabble!

Enjoy!

 

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Then Please Stay

By

Jake Bible

“The pumpkins screamed, man!” Horace shouted as he backed away from the front porch. “The damn things screamed when I tried to pick them up!”

“Dude, that’s the sound effects from across the street,” Bart frowned.

“You kids! Get away from my pumpkins!” the old woman screeched as she pushed open the screen door. “Go!”

“Help us!” three of the carved pumpkins screamed. “Help us!”

“Unless you want to join them,” the old woman sneered at the teenagers. “Then please stay.”

“Dude!” Bart said as he grabbed Horace’s arm. “We’re gone!”

“Told ya!” Horace cried as they turned and ran.

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Cheers!

Disclaimer: Quit while you’re ahead, kids. Sometimes being too old to trick or treat is a good thing.

Friday Night Drabble Party!

Another Friday means another Drabble Party!

And, as promised, all the October drabbles will be Halloween themed!

Speaking of Halloween, I know you’ll be busy on the 31st, but for those of you that don’t have plans on the 30th, you should come to Malaprop’s Bookstore here in Asheville, NC and see me read and sign Little Dead Man!  There’ll be candy! And raffles for a chance to win the Ultimate Halloween Basket and a chance at Jake Bible novels for life! Gonna be a blast!

Would love to see ya there!

Now, on to the drabble!

Enjoy!

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More Than Apples

By

Jake Bible

 

The apples floated in the tub, their skins striated with streaks of red and pink and yellow.

The apples bobbed up and down, up and down, as the tub was jostled this way and that.

The apples slammed to the bottom of the tub as the head was dunked.

The apples rolled about the head and came back up, ready to bob, bob, bob some more.

The apples were lost in the tub once the blood began to pour, lost in a small pool of deep crimson.

The apples were no longer all that floated and bobbed in the tub.

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Cheers!

Disclaimer: Bobbing for apples is gross, people. Just gross. Don’t do it.

Friday Night Drabble Party!

October is here!

That means it’s Halloween themed drabbles for the rest of the month! Some may be scary, some may be funny, some may be just, well…weird. Yay for Halloween!

And speaking of Halloween, I have a reading/signing at Malaprop’s Bookstore the night before Halloween!  Here’s the flyer!

Jake Bible-Poster (1)

 

If you are in town that night then you should swing on by so you can have a chance to win FREE JAKE BIBLE NOVELS FOR LIFE! Just click on the poster and RSVP at the event page on Facebook. RSVPing helps me and helps Malaprop’s know how many people will be there.

Now, on to the drabble!

Enjoy!

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DIE, EVIL!

By

Jake Bible

The room was filled with wood shavings as Biggs frantically carved stake after stake. There was no time to slow down, his only chance at survival was to be prepared for the worst.

A knock at the door puzzled him; they had never been so forward before. He stood, reached out, turned the knob, and yanked the door open while he held a stake above his head, ready.

“Trick or- AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!”

“DIE, EVIL!” Biggs bellowed as the children ran screaming. “What the…?”

He looked at his phone and saw 31 on the screen.

“Well, this makes things tricky,” he sighed.

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Cheers!

Disclaimer: You’ll poke your eye out!

Friday Night Drabble Party!

Oh, yeah, it’s Party time!

But, I don’t have much time because I gots to be writing/editing my middle grade scifi/horror series! Yes, folks, you heard that right, I’m writing for the kiddies!

I WILL WARP THE MINDS OF EVERY GENERATION!

I think your kids will dig the new series. It’s Goosebumps meets the Scooby Gang set in deep space! Huzzah!

Now, on to the drabble!

Enjoy!

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Beware The Moors!

By

Jake Bible

 

“BEWARE THE MOORS!” the old man cried.

“Does he mean the swamps?” I asked my companion.

“The swamps?” my companion replied.

“Well, yes, swamps. Are not moors a type of swamp?”

“BEWARE THE MOORS!” the old man cried again before pissing himself.

“Well, that’s unfortunate,” my companion said. “Shall we go?”

“But what about the moors? Are they swamps or not?”

“They can be made of wetlands, but are primarily grasslands like highland savannas.”

“BEWARE THE MOORS!”

The ghostly apparitions rode towards us with their scimitars swinging in the foggy night.

“Oh, those Moors.”

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Cheers!

Disclaimer: BEWARE THE MOORS!

 

Friday Night Drabble Party!

FREE DRABBLES FOR ALL!

That’s my philosophy. I know I missed last week, but that’s because I actually went on vacation over Labor Day weekend. Crazy, right? I got to check out Georgetown, SC. Talk about a hidden bit of American history. I had no clue how prominent that place was during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Know what else is prominent? CANNIBALS! Okay, okay, it’s a shitty segue, but what are ya gonna do?

Z-Burbia 4: Cannibal Road is available as an ebook (with print coming soon)! Z4 keeps the story of the Stanfords, and all of those from Whispering Pines, rolling on down the road. If you liked the last three Z-Burbia’s then you will love this one! And check out the cover! That’s a sweet cover!

Zburbia4Alright, alright, I’ll get to the drabble! Sheesh!

But first here’s a link to Mega 2: Baja Blood in audiobook form! ZING!

Now, on to the drabble!

Enjoy!

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Everything In Its Place

By

Jake Bible

 

There are fewer things in life more frustrating than not having the right size container when you need it. You spend a lifetime collecting jugs and boxes, trunks and barrels, jars and crates.

Then you look and it’s not there. It should be, a coffin is hard to misplace. It’s not like it’s an old mint tin or empty vial. It’s a bloody freakin’ coffin!

So, you dig. You know where an extra is. It may have had contents in it at one time, but surely Nature has claimed them by now. Two more shovelfuls and you’ll know for sure.

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Cheers!

 

Disclaimer: You can never have enough extra containers, people.

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