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The Pugilist's Holiday

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A boxer must go toe-to-toe with a jolly old elf and his devastating left hook. A seemingly-innocent holiday confection grows to enormous size, threatening a scenic Northern California town. The reanimated dead rise from their graves, bringing terror to a season previously known for peace on earth and goodwill toward men. These are the weird worlds contained within The ...more
Kindle Edition, 23 pages
Published September 30th 2012 by Apeshit! Media
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Melki
Here are four holiday-themed short stories to entertain you, and let you ignore, for a few moments anyway, the fact that your youngest son is positively vibrating with anticipation and Christmas cheer - (as in he's driving you up the freakin' wall!)

The Killer Fruitcake That Ate Petaluma is pretty self explanatory. A gigantic "gift-that-nobody-wants" is devouring the city. Time to send in a crack team of competitive eaters. Oh, the humanity!

In the title story, a Christmas eve boxing match leads t
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Shamus McCarty
Dec 25, 2012 Shamus McCarty rated it really liked it
I downloaded this because it was free and Ross has been on my "To-Read" list for a while. WOW, what a pleasant surprise! It's short, I think I read the whole thing in an hour and a half. It's also really damn good.


I was impressed at the uniquely different voice he used with each story. If I didn't know better I'd say each story was written by a different person.


My favorite, was his zombie tale. Now I know what you're saying, "Zombies, AGAIN. Hasn't this horse been beaten to death, returned fro
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Orrin Grey
Apr 06, 2015 Orrin Grey rated it really liked it
In addition to being probably my favorite editor working in the field--and not just because he frequently buys my stories--Ross E. Lockhart is also an author to be reckoned with, and his novel Chick Bassist is one of the best I've read in recent years. This is an ebook collection of light and humorous holiday stories, ranging from a giant monster scenario to a Robert E. Howard tribute and beyond. My favorite was probably "The Killer Fruitcake That Ate Petaluma."
Patrick Tumblety
Dec 20, 2013 Patrick Tumblety rated it it was amazing
A cute collection of holiday tales to put you in a macabre (and jolly) holiday spirit. Evil fruitcake, a fight with Santa, zombies, and good old fashion holiday revenge make this a fun read for the holidays.
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Ross E. Lockhart is the Publisher/Editor in Chief of Word Horde. A lifelong fan of supernatural, fantastic, speculative, and weird fiction, Lockhart holds degrees in English from Sonoma State University (BA) and SFSU (MA). He is a veteran of small-press publishing, having edited scores of well-regarded novels of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Lockhart edited the acclaimed Lovecraftian ...more
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