They say there’s nothing more fun than laughing in the dark. These stories remind you that smiles and scares can go great together! Christopher CalixChristopher Calix’s debut novel, Dead Celebrities, was published in 2016 by Lethe Press. He received his MA in Literature from San Francisco State University.M. P. DiederichM.P. Diederich was born somewhere in New England in 1985. He studied English and Creative Writing at Fordham University while seriously considering joining the French Foreign Legion. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two small panthers.Daniel GoodingDaniel Gooding was born in 1984. His short story “Crow Magnum Xix” is featured in the Startling Sci-Fi: New Tales of the Beyond anthology published by New Lit Salon Press, and he has also written for The Guardian website. He lives in Bath, United Kingdom with his wife and two children.Ken TeutschKen Teutsch is a writer and performer living in central Arkansas. First Came Fear is available to buy in Paperback and eBook editions.