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Monstrous transplants. Appalling amputations. Bizarre implants. Nightmarish forms of body enhancements. Disturbing, perverse, often gut-wrenching—the stories in this anthology are not for those who are faint of heart or squeamish, or who are easily offended by nasty language, bloody violence, and freakish body augmentations.

Here are 20 tales by some of today’s best horror, suspense, and science fiction writers, including Graham Masterton, John Shirley, Scott Nicholson, Michael Laimo, Lisa Mannetti, L.L. Soares, Armand Rosamilia, Aaron J. French, Christopher Nadeau, Michael Bailey, Adrienne Jones, Charles Colyott, J. Gregory Smith, Michael Louis Calvillo, Jezzy Wolfe, Jonathan Templar, P.I. Barrington, Elliott Capon, Rob M. Miller, and Weldon Burge.

ZIPPERED FLESH is available from Amazon.


“… hardcore studies of shocking monstrosities that will enthrall and entice even the most hardened horror fan.” — Christine Hadden, FANGORIA

“… twenty eclectic tales of horror guaranteed to satisfy all lovers of horror.” — Blaze McRob, DARKMEDIA CITY

“As an ensemble this book is a great success and I loved the diverging stories all loosely based upon a single theme. I cannot but recommend it to fans of horror for its unusual melange of the bizarre, terrifying and occasionally ethereally beautiful writing. A wonderful collection of tales exploring the mystery of flesh unravelled and reconfigured anew.” –Mark Brown, Amazon reviewer


The editor. Weldon Burge, a native of Delaware, is a full-time editor, freelance writer, and creator of Web content. His fiction has appeared in Suspense Magazine, Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine, Grim Graffiti, The Edge: Tales of Suspense, Alienskin, Glassfire Magazine, and Out & About (a Delaware magazine). His stories have also been adapted for podcast presentation by Drabblecast, and have appeared in the anthologies Pellucid Lunacy: An Anthology of Psychological Horror, Don’t Tread on Me: Tales of Revenge and Retribution, Ghosts and Demons, and Something at the Door: A Haunted Anthology. He also frequently writes book reviews and interviews for Suspense Magazine. He is the founder and Executive Editor of Smart Rhino Publications.