You scared me out of a year’s growth! Fear, in one form or another, is central to horror…and these stories cut right to the bone! Charlotte ByrneCharlotte Byrne graduated with an MA in Creative Writing in 2016. Her short story “Soldiers All” can be found in Tales of the World (2013, DualBooks), and her two flash pieces “Sardines” and “Not Tonight” are published in Purple Lights (2016, Fincham Press). Her humorous piece “Stuck” appears on the Funny In Five Hundred website. When not fussing over manuscripts, she can be found swearing like a navvy, guzzling tea, or cuddling dogs—often simultaneously.Jack Lothian Jack Lothian works as a screenwriter for film and television and is currently show-runner on the HBO / Cinemax series Strike Back. He has had work published in Helios Magazine Quarterly and the anthologies Triangulation: Appetites and Down With the Fallen, as well as a graphic novel Tomorrow alongside the artist Garry Mac.Michael J.P. WhitmerMichael J.P. Whitmer is a father, husband, and speculative fiction writer, casting a shadow in his sunny hometown of Jacksonville Beach, FL. Find him tweeting @MJPWhit. First Came Fear is available to buy in Paperback and eBook editions.