Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas

Buried Tales of Pinebox, TexasPeople often say that there are no such things as monsters. They are wrong. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and other unnamable horrors co-exist with us. Watching us. Using us. Preying upon us.

Welcome to Pinebox, a sleepy little East Texas town with a lot more than its share of trouble. Whether it’s the haunted diner luring weary travelers, the unexplained ‘alligator attacks”, or the crone who just might be hexing neighborhood kids, trouble always seems to be hidden just below the surface. Buried, but not forgotten.

Join Editor Matt M. McElroy and unearth these tales of rural horror from a dozen voices of the macabre:

Table of Contents

    Editor Introduction
    The Jennifer Ridge Transcripts

    “The Hanging Tree” Filamena Young
    “The One That Got Away” Preston P. DuBose
    “Pie” Monica Valentinelli
    “The Evil Within” Derek Gunn
    “Stigmatized Property” Jess Hartley
    “The Witch of Linda Lane” Ed Wetterman
    “Blood-Born” Charles Rice
    “Guitar Zero” Shane Lacy Hensley
    “Mother” Trey Gorden
    “Lovable Creatures” Jason L Blair
    “Off Radio” David Wellington
    “Last Exit to Pinebox” J.D. Wiker


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Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas debuted in 2009 and won first place for Best Anthology in the annual Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice Awards. For more information on where the book is available to purchase, visit: 12 To Midnight.

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Monica Valentinelli is a writer, editor, and game developer. Her portfolio includes stories, games, comics, essays, and pop culture books.

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