Discover a treasure trove of fantastic horror stories! These full story readings are in the public domain and are handpicked and produced exclusively for matthewtansek.com.
Examining the origins of common horror tropes
Have you ever wondered what the first occult detective story was? Or how about the first story about an invisible monster? Or killer clown? Well, you’re in the right place because in this podcast we will explore the firsts in horror literature. In each episode, we’ll take a look at the authors that first dreamed up the concept, the context of the world that the idea was born into, as well as the stories and legacy those ideas have spurred since their inception.
latest updates from the writing desk
Well, I'm happy to report that my last two story submissions have been picked up for publication by the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. It's been a minute since I was included in one of their anthologies, and am very happy to have my work back in one of...
I've gone through and edited a new short story for you all to enjoy. This one came out of a writing prompt that asked for the perspective of a bystander to an event that involved an extraterrestrial. Freed from the need to explain all that is witnessed I was able to...
A new short story for the month of July!