I've briefly spoke about the necessity of a horror author writing something for Halloween every year. That notion was the spark that created "The Gravedigger's Apprentice".
A couple days before Halloween in 2010 I set out to write a dark story fitting of the special time of year all horror authors revel in. I had finished in time for the big day, and even posted a blurb of it here on the blog. About six months later, I saw a call for submissions from NorGus Press centered around undertakers, gravediggers, and the like. A natural fit for the anthology, I sent it in and not only was it accepted, it was published almost exactly a year after I first wrote it in time for Halloween 2011.
Below is the intro to "The Gravedigger's Apprentice" a tale, or yarn as they used to say, about respecting your elders, especially those no longer with us.
"The Gravedigger's Apprentice" is published in Undertaker Tales: What They don't Teach you at Mortuary School and can be purchased at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or as always at the AzarRising Mobile Bookstore (trunk of my car)