Death by Proxy is creating Short Stories and Nightmares
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patrons

Death by Proxy is creating an ongoing collection of horror stories, psychological thrillers, and paranormal experiences.  What you get when you become a patron is thirty-days early access to all new content, insider access to works in progress, exclusive access to content that will only be published in physical anthologies and novels, downloadable audio files of past flash fiction narrations, and (depending on your patron tier) physical rewards such as vinyl stickers, mugs, t-shirts, or journals, all with custom artwork unavailable anywhere else, and, for a lucky few, a small sacrificial goat.

Followers who have not become patrons still receive one-week's early access to all stories that haven't been slated for publication in anthologies, as well as regular updates and access to live narrations as they're broadcast.

The goal here, as it is with anyone, is to make enough money with my stories to call it a "living" and not require any other job. I know; big dream! And we're all out for it. But every little bit helps, whether it's enough to cover one special coffee a month, or enough to cover all my bills and then some, there is not a single penny, or ounce of support that goes to waste.

So, if you enjoy horror, supernatural thrillers, or the paranormal and you like what you see here, please consider joining me as a patron today to gain instant access to tier rewards and patron exclusive content.


Personal Message:

I'd like to thank everyone who has stopped by to check out the page.

To those of you who decided to follow when they didn't feel comfortable becoming a patron at this time; you're all amazing, and your presence and support mean everything to me.

To everyone who has contributed so far by becoming patrons, an extra huge thank you; you're the most amazing people in the world, and I'm so lucky to have you.

Thank you, everyone.
Tiers
Lurkers
$1 or more per month
Lurkers slink through the shadows, observing everything they can.


Lurkers gain access to all base level benefits:


  • Suggest and vote on themes for upcoming stories
  • Access downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings
  • Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies and magazines
  • Access to a private Discord server to share horror stories, inspiration and images; to interact with me in real time; and to potentially collaborate on future projects
  • Free Advanced Review e-Copies of all published anthologies
  • 30 day's early access to all new content


An ideal tier for readers!

Includes Discord rewards
Creepers
$5 or more per month
Creepers get a window seat; cool glass beneath their hands.


Best Deal Tier!


In addition to Lurker access, Creepers get:


  • An *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker to make their friends rage with furious envy
  • A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support
  • Free yearly anthology e-book of all fiction released that year (excluding titles published in external anthologies)


Previous Rewards Included

  • Suggest and vote on themes for upcoming stories
  • Access to downloadable audio files of previously published fiction readings
  • Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies and magazines
  • Access to a private Discord server to share horror stories, inspiration and images; to interact with me in real time; and to potentially collaborate on future projects
  • Free Advanced Review e-Copies of all published anthologies
  • 30 day's early access to all new content


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Includes Discord rewards
Haunters
$10 or more per month
Haunters drift through every phase, picking up new tricks.



In addition to Lurker access and Creeper benefits, Haunters get:


  • A stylish mug with a unique and *exclusive haunting-inspired Death by Proxy design to make their friends sick with envious rage.
  • Permanent acknowledgement in yearly anthology collections (including cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise)


Haunters also get previous tier rewards:

  • 30-days early access to all new stories
  • Suggest and vote on themes for upcoming stories
  • Access to downloadable audio files of previously published fiction readings
  • A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support
  • Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies or magazines
  • Free Advanced Review e-Copy of all published anthologies
  • And an *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Includes Discord rewards
Monsters
$15 or more per month
Monsters who live under my bed, by stories are transfixed.


Best Rewards for Narrators!


In addition to Lurker access and Creeper and Haunter benefits:


Monsters will also receive a mug with a unique Monster-inspired, *exclusive Death by Proxy design, so they can keep their favorite comfort drink close at hand while torturing themselves with unspeakable horrors and brand new night terrors.


Monsters will also gain access to Narrator Exclusive stories.  These will be stories written exclusively for monetized and non-monetized narrators to read on their channels.  These stories will not be available anywhere on the web, but they may later be published in a solo anthology.  Meaning, you get exclusive content from Death by Proxy that one else will have.  That said, any narrator in this tier (or above) has the same access and the same permissions, so the story is not exclusive to any one narrator.  Rather, you are not competing with the whole internet for the content; you're sharing exclusivity within a small pool.


Monsters may also choose to have a cameo role in future and/or ongoing stories, and may even choose the manner of their own demise!  OooOooooo!



Monsters also get previous tier rewards:

  • 30-days early access to all new stories
  • Suggest and vote on themes for upcoming stories
  • Access to downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings
  • A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support
  • Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies
  • Free Advanced Review e-Copy of all published anthologies
  • Access to a private Discord server to share horror stories, inspiration and images; to interact with me in real time; and to potentially collaborate on future projects
  • Pre-approval to read any official Death by Proxy stories published to the web with thirty-days of exclusive early access. (This offer excludes Patron Exclusive stories and stories slated for publication in anthologies or magazines).
  • And an *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Includes Discord rewards
Editors from Hell
$20 or more per month
In addition to Lurker access, and Creeper and Monster benefits:


Editors from Hell get access to the early drafts of full-length fiction and novels with the opportunity to offer detailed feedback, critiques, and crucial edits before the story becomes available to any other Patreon tier or the public.


Editors receive:

  • Stories slated for publication in anthologies to review and critique
  • Review chapters for current and/or upcoming novels
  • Free review e-copies of all published novels or anthologies
  • A signed copy the finished novel or anthology


Editors will also receive an exclusive Editor from Hell mug to show off to all their friends and co-workers.


And finally, Editors will be listed in the acknowledgements of all of MY published novels and anthologies (I don't control the acknowledgements of anthologies to which I'm contributing) they helped me produce, because they are amazing people who deserve every happiness and I will never be able to properly convey my gratitude.


Previous Tier Rewards Included:

  • 30-days early access to all new stories
  • Access to downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings
  • A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support
  • Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies
  • Free Advanced Review e-Copy of all published anthologies
  • Access to a private Discord server to share horror stories, inspiration and images; to interact with me in real time; and to potentially collaborate on future projects
  • An *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker (Creeper)


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Includes Discord rewards
Possessed
$50 or more per month
Those Possessed within this tier see immortality ...


In addition to Lurker access, and Creeper, Haunter, & Monster benefits:


The Possessed gain the enhanced ability to:


  • Name characters, pitch plot ideas, and submit twists for upcoming full-length short stories or novels
  • Manifest themselves a recurring character in a future series, appear in a single non-protagonist role in a full-length short story, or become a recurring background character who is simply part of the universe in which these stories take place
  • Receive an amazing T-shirt with an *exclusive Death by Proxy design to show the world how amazing they are in the style they deserve


The Possessed receive these additional rewards from previous tiers:

  • 30-days early access to all new stories
  • Access to downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings
  • A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support
  • Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies
  • Free Advanced Review e-Copy of all published anthologies
  • Access to a private Discord server to share horror stories, inspiration and images; to interact with me in real time; and to potentially collaborate on future projects
  • *Pre-approval to read any official Death by Proxy stories published to the web with thirty-days of exclusive early access. (This offer excludes Patron Exclusive stories and stories slated for publication in anthologies or magazines).
  • Access to Narrator Exclusive stories pre-approved for monetized channels
  • An **exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker (Creeper reward)
  • An exclusive Death by Proxy design mug (Monster reward)


[*If you are a narrator within this tier, please send me a DM with your channel so I can keep track of who is pre-approved, who has exclusive access, and who might be stealing content, and if you do record a reading, please post a link so I can listen, save, and share with everyone else.]


[**All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Includes Discord rewards
Nightmares
$100 or more per month
While the Nightmares gather in the night, intent to set me free ....


In addition to Lurker access, and Creeper, Monster, & Possessed benefits, Nightmares receive:  

  • Elaborate (if factually unreliable) credit in the acknowledgements of all works published detailing the ways in which they provided support
  • A recurring (unkillable) role in an upcoming series, or a prominent role in a full-length story following the theme and details agreed upon between us
  • A small sacrificial goat
  • My undying love in the form of a unique Nightmare-themed Death by Proxy hardbound journal (please specify lined or unlined)


They will also receive the following rewards from previous tiers:

  • 30-days early access to all new stories
  • Access to downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings
  • A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support
  • Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies
  • Free Advanced Review e-Copy of all published anthologies
  • Name characters, pitch plot ideas, and submit twists for upcoming full-length short stories or novels
  • Access to a private Discord server to share horror stories, inspiration and images; to interact with me in real time; and to potentially collaborate on future projects
  • *Pre-approval to read any official Death by Proxy stories published to the web with thirty-days of exclusive early access. (This offer excludes Patron Exclusive stories and stories slated for publication in anthologies or magazines).
  • Access to Narrator Exclusive stories pre-approved for monetized channels
  • An *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker (Creeper reward)
  • An *exclusive Death by Proxy design mug (Monster reward)
  • A T-shirt with an *exclusive Death by Proxy design (Possessed reward)


[**All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.  The Nightmare-themed journal design is exclusive to the Nightmare Patron tier, and is unavailable anywhere else.]


[*If you are a narrator within this tier, please send me a DM with your channel so I can keep track of who is pre-approved, who has exclusive access, and who might be stealing content, and if you do record a reading, please post a link so I can listen, save, and share with everyone else.]

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
11 of 20 patrons
Who wants to hear a story?

If we can get twenty people on board, I'll do a monthly live reading of new and classic fiction, featuring work by myself, other NoSleep authors (with permission), and classic authors in the public domain, such as Poe, Lovecraft, and Shelly.  I'll include monthly polls for patrons to vote on to determine themes and authors for the next live reading.
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Death by Proxy is creating an ongoing collection of horror stories, psychological thrillers, and paranormal experiences.  What you get when you become a patron is thirty-days early access to all new content, insider access to works in progress, exclusive access to content that will only be published in physical anthologies and novels, downloadable audio files of past flash fiction narrations, and (depending on your patron tier) physical rewards such as vinyl stickers, mugs, t-shirts, or journals, all with custom artwork unavailable anywhere else, and, for a lucky few, a small sacrificial goat.

Followers who have not become patrons still receive one-week's early access to all stories that haven't been slated for publication in anthologies, as well as regular updates and access to live narrations as they're broadcast.

The goal here, as it is with anyone, is to make enough money with my stories to call it a "living" and not require any other job. I know; big dream! And we're all out for it. But every little bit helps, whether it's enough to cover one special coffee a month, or enough to cover all my bills and then some, there is not a single penny, or ounce of support that goes to waste.

So, if you enjoy horror, supernatural thrillers, or the paranormal and you like what you see here, please consider joining me as a patron today to gain instant access to tier rewards and patron exclusive content.


Personal Message:

I'd like to thank everyone who has stopped by to check out the page.

To those of you who decided to follow when they didn't feel comfortable becoming a patron at this time; you're all amazing, and your presence and support mean everything to me.

To everyone who has contributed so far by becoming patrons, an extra huge thank you; you're the most amazing people in the world, and I'm so lucky to have you.

Thank you, everyone.

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Tiers
Lurkers
$1 or more per month
Lurkers slink through the shadows, observing everything they can.


Lurkers gain access to all base level benefits:


  • Suggest and vote on themes for upcoming stories
  • Access downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings
  • Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies and magazines
  • Access to a private Discord server to share horror stories, inspiration and images; to interact with me in real time; and to potentially collaborate on future projects
  • Free Advanced Review e-Copies of all published anthologies
  • 30 day's early access to all new content


An ideal tier for readers!

Includes Discord rewards
Creepers
$5 or more per month
Creepers get a window seat; cool glass beneath their hands.


Best Deal Tier!


In addition to Lurker access, Creepers get:


  • An *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker to make their friends rage with furious envy
  • A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support
  • Free yearly anthology e-book of all fiction released that year (excluding titles published in external anthologies)


Previous Rewards Included

  • Suggest and vote on themes for upcoming stories
  • Access to downloadable audio files of previously published fiction readings
  • Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies and magazines
  • Access to a private Discord server to share horror stories, inspiration and images; to interact with me in real time; and to potentially collaborate on future projects
  • Free Advanced Review e-Copies of all published anthologies
  • 30 day's early access to all new content


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Includes Discord rewards
Haunters
$10 or more per month
Haunters drift through every phase, picking up new tricks.



In addition to Lurker access and Creeper benefits, Haunters get:


  • A stylish mug with a unique and *exclusive haunting-inspired Death by Proxy design to make their friends sick with envious rage.
  • Permanent acknowledgement in yearly anthology collections (including cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise)


Haunters also get previous tier rewards:

  • 30-days early access to all new stories
  • Suggest and vote on themes for upcoming stories
  • Access to downloadable audio files of previously published fiction readings
  • A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support
  • Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies or magazines
  • Free Advanced Review e-Copy of all published anthologies
  • And an *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Includes Discord rewards
Monsters
$15 or more per month
Monsters who live under my bed, by stories are transfixed.


Best Rewards for Narrators!


In addition to Lurker access and Creeper and Haunter benefits:


Monsters will also receive a mug with a unique Monster-inspired, *exclusive Death by Proxy design, so they can keep their favorite comfort drink close at hand while torturing themselves with unspeakable horrors and brand new night terrors.


Monsters will also gain access to Narrator Exclusive stories.  These will be stories written exclusively for monetized and non-monetized narrators to read on their channels.  These stories will not be available anywhere on the web, but they may later be published in a solo anthology.  Meaning, you get exclusive content from Death by Proxy that one else will have.  That said, any narrator in this tier (or above) has the same access and the same permissions, so the story is not exclusive to any one narrator.  Rather, you are not competing with the whole internet for the content; you're sharing exclusivity within a small pool.


Monsters may also choose to have a cameo role in future and/or ongoing stories, and may even choose the manner of their own demise!  OooOooooo!



Monsters also get previous tier rewards:

  • 30-days early access to all new stories
  • Suggest and vote on themes for upcoming stories
  • Access to downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings
  • A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support
  • Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies
  • Free Advanced Review e-Copy of all published anthologies
  • Access to a private Discord server to share horror stories, inspiration and images; to interact with me in real time; and to potentially collaborate on future projects
  • Pre-approval to read any official Death by Proxy stories published to the web with thirty-days of exclusive early access. (This offer excludes Patron Exclusive stories and stories slated for publication in anthologies or magazines).
  • And an *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Includes Discord rewards
Editors from Hell
$20 or more per month
In addition to Lurker access, and Creeper and Monster benefits:


Editors from Hell get access to the early drafts of full-length fiction and novels with the opportunity to offer detailed feedback, critiques, and crucial edits before the story becomes available to any other Patreon tier or the public.


Editors receive:

  • Stories slated for publication in anthologies to review and critique
  • Review chapters for current and/or upcoming novels
  • Free review e-copies of all published novels or anthologies
  • A signed copy the finished novel or anthology


Editors will also receive an exclusive Editor from Hell mug to show off to all their friends and co-workers.


And finally, Editors will be listed in the acknowledgements of all of MY published novels and anthologies (I don't control the acknowledgements of anthologies to which I'm contributing) they helped me produce, because they are amazing people who deserve every happiness and I will never be able to properly convey my gratitude.


Previous Tier Rewards Included:

  • 30-days early access to all new stories
  • Access to downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings
  • A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support
  • Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies
  • Free Advanced Review e-Copy of all published anthologies
  • Access to a private Discord server to share horror stories, inspiration and images; to interact with me in real time; and to potentially collaborate on future projects
  • An *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker (Creeper)


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Includes Discord rewards
Possessed
$50 or more per month
Those Possessed within this tier see immortality ...


In addition to Lurker access, and Creeper, Haunter, & Monster benefits:


The Possessed gain the enhanced ability to:


  • Name characters, pitch plot ideas, and submit twists for upcoming full-length short stories or novels
  • Manifest themselves a recurring character in a future series, appear in a single non-protagonist role in a full-length short story, or become a recurring background character who is simply part of the universe in which these stories take place
  • Receive an amazing T-shirt with an *exclusive Death by Proxy design to show the world how amazing they are in the style they deserve


The Possessed receive these additional rewards from previous tiers:

  • 30-days early access to all new stories
  • Access to downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings
  • A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support
  • Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies
  • Free Advanced Review e-Copy of all published anthologies
  • Access to a private Discord server to share horror stories, inspiration and images; to interact with me in real time; and to potentially collaborate on future projects
  • *Pre-approval to read any official Death by Proxy stories published to the web with thirty-days of exclusive early access. (This offer excludes Patron Exclusive stories and stories slated for publication in anthologies or magazines).
  • Access to Narrator Exclusive stories pre-approved for monetized channels
  • An **exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker (Creeper reward)
  • An exclusive Death by Proxy design mug (Monster reward)


[*If you are a narrator within this tier, please send me a DM with your channel so I can keep track of who is pre-approved, who has exclusive access, and who might be stealing content, and if you do record a reading, please post a link so I can listen, save, and share with everyone else.]


[**All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Includes Discord rewards
Nightmares
$100 or more per month
While the Nightmares gather in the night, intent to set me free ....


In addition to Lurker access, and Creeper, Monster, & Possessed benefits, Nightmares receive:  

  • Elaborate (if factually unreliable) credit in the acknowledgements of all works published detailing the ways in which they provided support
  • A recurring (unkillable) role in an upcoming series, or a prominent role in a full-length story following the theme and details agreed upon between us
  • A small sacrificial goat
  • My undying love in the form of a unique Nightmare-themed Death by Proxy hardbound journal (please specify lined or unlined)


They will also receive the following rewards from previous tiers:

  • 30-days early access to all new stories
  • Access to downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings
  • A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support
  • Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies
  • Free Advanced Review e-Copy of all published anthologies
  • Name characters, pitch plot ideas, and submit twists for upcoming full-length short stories or novels
  • Access to a private Discord server to share horror stories, inspiration and images; to interact with me in real time; and to potentially collaborate on future projects
  • *Pre-approval to read any official Death by Proxy stories published to the web with thirty-days of exclusive early access. (This offer excludes Patron Exclusive stories and stories slated for publication in anthologies or magazines).
  • Access to Narrator Exclusive stories pre-approved for monetized channels
  • An *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker (Creeper reward)
  • An *exclusive Death by Proxy design mug (Monster reward)
  • A T-shirt with an *exclusive Death by Proxy design (Possessed reward)


[**All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.  The Nightmare-themed journal design is exclusive to the Nightmare Patron tier, and is unavailable anywhere else.]


[*If you are a narrator within this tier, please send me a DM with your channel so I can keep track of who is pre-approved, who has exclusive access, and who might be stealing content, and if you do record a reading, please post a link so I can listen, save, and share with everyone else.]

Includes Discord rewards