Blubbering Blasphemies and Aberrant Abominations Each year, hundreds of horror authors gather for a four-day weekend at the World Horror Convention-and on Saturday night, when the clock strikes twelve, the Gross-Out Story-Reading Contest begins. Mark McLaughlin's readings have always placed high in the contest, and he has won first place twice. McLaughlin's stories always combined hilarious plotlines with clever wordplay and outrageous characters. He is now one of the official judges of the contest. ONCE UPON A SLIME gathers all of McLaughlin's entries in the contest in one volume. It also includes many more extreme-and extremely funny-stories, many new to the collection. There are some serious stories, too, like the previously unpublished science-fiction adventure, Tell Your Secrets to the Slime. This volume also features some of Mark's collaborations with horror talents Rain Graves, Michael Arnzen and Michael McCarty. Here are just a few of the thrilling stories in this volume: When We Was Flab Old Lady Cat-Trash Dracula Has Risen From The Sofa Vulture Soup For The Soulless A Beauty Treatment For Mrs. Hamogeorgakis Throb Deck The Halls With Guacamole Notes Concerning The Death And/Or Decomposition of Reality The Agony Of Claude Bawls City Of Two-Thousand Sins Dr. Jekyll Hydes The Sausage The Embrace Of Kugappa The Odour Out Of The Terrible Old Man So strap yourself in for a wild ride, complete with murderous North Pole elves, an evil rock group, self-help zombies, a disturbing pink meteorite and a soul-stealing octopus demon. And it all happened ONCE UPON A SLIME.
Used availability for Michael A Arnzen's Once Upon a Slime
September 2003 : Paperback