Here we go again! The terrifying tales contained within this tome certainly do not fit within the realm of the ordinary set of courses. In our previous anthology, Bite-Sized Tales of Terror, we set the table with micro and flash fiction stories, which we established were the hors-d’oeuvres of the literary realm. It Came From the Snack Bar! is an expansion to the menu. We’ve removed the claustrophobic word count limit and allowed the chefs to have their way in the kitchen. While the stories remain short, none are sweet. Each tale packs its own flavorful punch, ensuring these stories will stay within your mind long after you read them—like the taste of your soul after sampling it at the local greasy spoon.
This anthology was born from the success of the Bite-Sized Tales of Terror. Many of the original authors have returned to the kitchen and have once again cooked up some dark delicacies to disturb the heart and soul. Or at least give you a bad case of heartburn. To keep things hot and fresh coming out of the kitchen, we’ve added new authors into the mix as well. This rogues gallery encompasses the best authors from Reddit’s premier horror flash fiction community, /r/ShortScaryStories. These are authors who’ve proven incredibly capable of crafting some of the most terrifying fiction on the internet. Many have had their work narrated on Parsec Award winning podcasts, have been featured on YouTube channels reaching hundreds of thousands of views, and have had their work turned into short films. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill amateur writers; these are some extremely talents folks who’ve donated their time, effort, and stories to this anthology. Without them, Bite-Sized Tales of Terror and It Came From the Snack Bar wouldn’t have been possible.
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Like many hors-d’oeuvres and appetizers, Horror d’Oeuvres: It Came From the Snack Bar! contains a veritable cornucopia of offerings so not all stories will be to taste. You can expect to read stories with a variety of settings, subject matters, and content. Please assume all stories are NSFW (Not Safe for Work) and may or may not contain offensive material. Read at your own discretion. Add salt if necessary.