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Wicked Little Things has arrived to suck the marrow from your bones

Hello, my dearest minions.
It is with great pleasure that I announce the birth of my latest monstrosity. WICKED LITTLE THINGS is now available on Amazon. It’ll be on Smashwords soon and B&N at some point in the future. I’ve already published it on B&N this morning, but last time it took over a week before my book actually went live on their site, so I wouldn’t hold your breath if you’re waiting for the B&N edition. You’ll likely be dead long before it comes along.


What is WICKED LITTLE THINGS? Well, I’m glad you asked (even if you didn’t). It’s a collection of 100 stories 100 words each, the second volume of 100 Tiny Tales of Terror. It is a labor of love and it is a bastard to those who dwell within its pages.


100 tiny tales of terror gave birth to 100 monstrosities.

The time has come for 100 more tales of terrible things to haunt your dreams and drive home a healthy dose of fear of those horrible creatures that dwell mostly in the darkness, but sometimes in the light.

Devour these Wicked Little Things in one sitting if you think your fragile mind can handle it, or drink them in one at a time and let your fright strangle your sanity as the fear really sinks in and takes hold.

Pick up a copy at:



B&N (coming soon)

Shout it from the rooftops and hold people for ransom until they pick up a copy of WICKED LITTLE THINGS. Do it for me, but mostly do it for the wickedness of it all, my wonderful little minion.*

*Note: This should go without saying, but I’m going to say it anyway. I do not actually condone holding people for ransom, even if it means an increase in sales for me. How about you just use your superior sales skills to talk them into getting a copy? That could work, right? For you, not for me. Sadly, I have no sales skills. They were gunned down in a drive by shooting years ago. Some homicidal clown thought it’d be funny. It wasn’t.


I got up at 4:30 this morning and published a book. What did you do today?

Yes. You read that title right. I was up at 4:30 this morning, and I used that extra hour and a half to publish a book I’ve been working hard to finish. I apologize if that makes you feel a bit less productive. To be honest, I hadn’t planned on getting up any earlier than normal. I had planned on waiting until tonight to publish this bad boy, but I woke up and couldn’t get back to sleep. Whether that was due to anticipation or my wife’s snoring I dare not hazard a guess. In lieu of sleep, I decided to be productive and push this project past the finish line.

And now, the great reveal… Say hello to my little friend:


100 stories.
100 words each.
Tiny snippets of terror for your consumption.

Take them in one at a time and savor the twisted flavor of death and destruction, or devour them all in one sitting–a nonstop feast of terrifying creatures and horrible happenings. The choice is yours, as will be the fear.

You may want to sleep with the light on.

Click here to buy the kindle edition!

About 30-35 of the stories have appeared on my blog. I lost count in the editing process where stories were removed and replaced with others. The rest of the stories are new. You’ve never seen them, but I’m certain you’ll love them. Well, I’m hoping you’ll love them anyway. If you don’t you should probably get your noggin examined as a precaution. It might be broken.

Now, be a good little minion and snag your copy today… or hold out for the print version. If all goes according to plan it should be available in a few days. Even better yet, be the first of your friends to procure both a digital AND a print edition!

A joking aside, I’d really appreciate if you guys and gals would spread the word about this newest collection of disturbing words from yours truly. Maybe throw a tweet my way (@AdamIckes–follow me while you’re at it), reblog this post, share a link on Facebook, like and share my Facebook page. Anything would be seriously appreciated, and I’d be happy to return the favor if and when you need it. Just say the word, for you are not only my minion, but I am yours as well. We’re all in this together.

Warm regards to the lot of you. Keep on writing, friends.