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Mike Duran

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MIKE DURAN is a novelist, blogger, and speaker, whose short stories, essays, and commentary have appeared in Relief Journal, Relevant Online, Bewildering Stories, Rue Morgue, Zombies magazine, Breakpoint, and other print and digital outlets. He is the author of THE GHOST BOX (Blue Crescent Press, 2014), selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best indie novels of 2105 and first in a paranoir series followed by SAINT DEATH (2016), a short tale of Southern Gothic horror WICKERS BOG (2016), a short story anthology SUBTERRANEA (Blue Crescent Press, 2013), the supernatural thrillers THE TELLING (Realms May 2012) and THE RESURRECTION (Realms, 2011), an e-book fantasy novella entitled WINTERLAND (Amazon digital, Oct. 2011), and a non-fiction e ...more

My Latest Short Story “Bury Me in the Garden” is Unearthed!

Folk horror is sometimes considered “a subtrope of religious horror,” not for its address of organized religion, per se, but for its appeal to broader folkloric rituals, legends, and mythologies. It’s a very tangible intersection between the Land and its Monsters, Old Word v. New World, if you would.

Interestingly, the genre appears to be trending. Some have called it a “Folk Horror Revival.” Sh...

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The Telling

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The Resurrection

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The Ghost Box (Reagan Moon,...

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Saint Death (Reagan Moon, #2)

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Christian Horror

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“They strain over gnats and swallow camels. They also cannibalize each other for power.”
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“People are like germs, only bigger. That bit of wisdom has proven true, for the most part. Humans are little more than highly evolved bacteria, leeches on a rotting ball of clay. It’s depressing, I know.”
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“Truth be told, there wasn't a single one of them who didn't deserve a lightning bolt from the Almighty. Everything else was straight mercy.”
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