I've written a couple short stories lately that I'm pretty pleased with and am gonna try shopping around considering the success I had getting "The Dead Hate the Living" published.
First up, I wrote a story about a guy who can hear the sound of people's lives 'ticking' away. It propels him into a mental institution at a young age and leads him to gambling on people's lives in a hospital in order to make a living. I'm calling that one "Tick Tock Man" for the moment at least.
Then, I have a story called, "Let the Games Begin" about two old friends and former champions of some sort of race or event that are sitting around, discussing the old days. But something seems off, especially the way these two men seem to do EVERYTHING together.
Then, I have another story that I just finished today and will need some editing but it came straight from a dream and I love the way it plays out. A couple of roommates head out to the hottest club in town to pick up chicks, but when they get there, they hate it. They get depressed and are ready to give up when someone in the VIP Lounge invites them to a different club, one that promises to be much, much better. The security to get in is tight and one of the guys actually gets turned away because he doesn't seem that excited. When the other guy gets in, he's STOKED because it is even better than he imagined...then the illusion starts to fall away and he sees that it's not a party, but a frenzy. the people in this club are prisoners and captives, whose energy and emotions get fed on by a horribly inhuman monster and it's on its way for its nightly feeding. I'm calling it "Last Call"
there are some cool images in this one that just stuck in my brain from my dream and though they might not all make 100% sense, it just adds to the surreal, dreamlike quality of the story and makes it (to me) all the more awesome.