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Three unique and horrific tales from three different authors. Inside you'll find ancient sources of sustenance, crop-killing fungus outbreaks, and a ravishing hunger for which there is no cure. Intro by R.J. Joseph.

"The Last Slaughter" by Douglas Ford

"Cat Food" by Holly Rae Garcia

"Rock of Ages" by Rebecca Rowland

All proceeds to benefit the Houston Food Bank*

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*The Houston Food Bank recognizes this as a work of fiction and does not condone or endorse any of the activities portrayed herein. If you need food assistance, please visit their website at

"Being constantly hungry can make a person desperate. These three authors explore what horrors could transpire in a society where everyone is hungry all the time—an all too real possibility given the climate crisis the world is grappling with. Although some of the gruesome things that happen in these three novellas might make some readers lose their appetites, it's all done with the best intentions: to benefit the Houston Food Bank."

- Bev Vincent, author of Stephen King: A Complete Exploration of His Work, Life, and Influences


Douglas Ford’s short fiction has appeared in a variety of anthologies, magazines, and podcasts, as well as two collections, Ape in the Ring and Other Tales of the Macabre and Uncanny and The Infection Party and Other Stories of Dis-Ease. His longer works include The Beasts of Vissaria County, Little Lugosi (A Love Story), Babble, and most recently, The Trick. He lives on the west coast of Florida.

Rebecca Rowland is the dark fiction author of two fiction collections, one novel, a handful of novellas, and too many short stories. She is the best-selling editor of seven horror anthologies, including 2023’s  American Cannibal. Her speculative fiction, critical essays, and book reviews regularly appear in a variety of online and print venues. The former acquisitions and anthology editor at AM Ink Publishing, Rebecca co-owns and manages the small, independent publishing house Maenad Press. Find her at or on Instagram @Rebecca_Rowland_books.

Holly Rae Garcia is the author of Parachute, The Easton Falls Massacre: Bigfoot's Revenge, and Come Join the Murder. Her short stories and flash fiction have been published in multiple anthologies, magazines, and online. She lives on the Texas Coast with her family and five large dogs, and is an affiliate member of the Horror Writers Association. She enjoys reading, watching horror movies, and playing Texas Hold 'em. Find her at or on Instagram and Twitter @HollyRaeGarcia.



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