Death by Proxy

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:


  • 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
  • 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:


  • 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 anthologies with exclusivity periods)
  • A cameo in one upcoming story
  • Creeper+ exclusive flash fiction every month
  • Adorable behind-the-scenes photos of my puppers helping me write
  • PROMPTNADO T1 - suggest prompts for flash fiction (<500 words)


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
  • Early access to all new content
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:


  • Permanent acknowledgement in yearly anthology collections (including cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise)
  • Snippets of works in progress
  • A high quality Death by Proxy vinyl sticker
  • PROMPTNADO T2 - suggest prompts for flash fiction up to 1,000 words.


Haunters also get previous tier rewards:

  • 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
  • Adorable behind-the-scenes photos of my puppers helping me write
  • Cameo in one upcoming story
  • Exclusive flash fiction each month
Includes Discord rewards
Monsters
$15 or more per month

Monsters who live under my bed, by stories are transfixed.


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


  • To collaborate together on a story (this can be something you keep for yourself, seek to publish elsewhere, or post in tandem with me on nosleep)
  • Editing on a story up to 3,500 words; proofreading, line editing, or content editing; limit one story per month per Monster patron
  • PROMPTNADO T3 - suggest prompts for fiction up to 3,500 words



Monsters also get previous tier rewards:

  • 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
  • Adorable behind-the-scenes photos of my puppers helping me write
  • Cameo in one upcoming story
  • Exclusive flash fiction each month
  • Permanent acknowledgement in yearly anthology collections (including cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise)
  • Snippets of works in progress
  • A high quality Death by Proxy vinyl sticker
  • PROMPTNADO T1-T2
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:

  • 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
  • Adorable behind-the-scenes photos of my puppers helping me write
  • Cameo in one upcoming story
  • Exclusive flash fiction each month
  • Permanent acknowledgement in yearly anthology collections (including cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise)
  • Snippets of works in progress
  • A high quality Death by Proxy vinyl sticker
  • PROMPTNADO T1-T2-T3
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 and matching mug with a Death by Proxy design to show the world how amazing they are in the style they deserve
  • PROMPTNADO T4 - suggest prompts for a short series


The Possessed receive these additional rewards from previous tiers:


  • 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
  • Adorable behind-the-scenes photos of my puppers helping me write
  • Cameo in one upcoming story
  • Exclusive flash fiction each month
  • Permanent acknowledgement in yearly anthology collections (including cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise)
  • Snippets of works in progress
  • A high quality Death by Proxy vinyl sticker
  • PROMPTNADO T1-T2-T3
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 special Death by Proxy hardbound journal (please specify lined or unlined)
  • PROMPTNADO T5 - suggest prompts and themes for a small collection to be published
  • Receive credit in all Promptnado collections with a personalized dedication
  • Receive a free download and physical copy of all Promptnado collections


They will also receive the following rewards from previous tiers:

  • 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
  • Adorable behind-the-scenes photos of my puppers helping me write
  • Cameo in one upcoming story
  • Exclusive flash fiction each month
  • Permanent acknowledgement in yearly anthology collections (including cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise)
  • Snippets of works in progress
  • A high quality Death by Proxy vinyl sticker
  • PROMPTNADO T1-T2-T3-T4
  • Name characters, pitch plot ideas, and submit twists for upcoming full-length short stories or novels
  • Manifest themselves a recurring character 
  • T-shirt and matching mug with a Death by Proxy design 
Includes Discord rewards
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:


  • 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
  • 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:


  • 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 anthologies with exclusivity periods)
  • A cameo in one upcoming story
  • Creeper+ exclusive flash fiction every month
  • Adorable behind-the-scenes photos of my puppers helping me write
  • PROMPTNADO T1 - suggest prompts for flash fiction (<500 words)


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
  • Early access to all new content
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:


  • Permanent acknowledgement in yearly anthology collections (including cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise)
  • Snippets of works in progress
  • A high quality Death by Proxy vinyl sticker
  • PROMPTNADO T2 - suggest prompts for flash fiction up to 1,000 words.


Haunters also get previous tier rewards:

  • 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
  • Adorable behind-the-scenes photos of my puppers helping me write
  • Cameo in one upcoming story
  • Exclusive flash fiction each month
Includes Discord rewards
Monsters
$15 or more per month

Monsters who live under my bed, by stories are transfixed.


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


  • To collaborate together on a story (this can be something you keep for yourself, seek to publish elsewhere, or post in tandem with me on nosleep)
  • Editing on a story up to 3,500 words; proofreading, line editing, or content editing; limit one story per month per Monster patron
  • PROMPTNADO T3 - suggest prompts for fiction up to 3,500 words



Monsters also get previous tier rewards:

  • 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
  • Adorable behind-the-scenes photos of my puppers helping me write
  • Cameo in one upcoming story
  • Exclusive flash fiction each month
  • Permanent acknowledgement in yearly anthology collections (including cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise)
  • Snippets of works in progress
  • A high quality Death by Proxy vinyl sticker
  • PROMPTNADO T1-T2
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:

  • 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
  • Adorable behind-the-scenes photos of my puppers helping me write
  • Cameo in one upcoming story
  • Exclusive flash fiction each month
  • Permanent acknowledgement in yearly anthology collections (including cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise)
  • Snippets of works in progress
  • A high quality Death by Proxy vinyl sticker
  • PROMPTNADO T1-T2-T3
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 and matching mug with a Death by Proxy design to show the world how amazing they are in the style they deserve
  • PROMPTNADO T4 - suggest prompts for a short series


The Possessed receive these additional rewards from previous tiers:


  • 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
  • Adorable behind-the-scenes photos of my puppers helping me write
  • Cameo in one upcoming story
  • Exclusive flash fiction each month
  • Permanent acknowledgement in yearly anthology collections (including cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise)
  • Snippets of works in progress
  • A high quality Death by Proxy vinyl sticker
  • PROMPTNADO T1-T2-T3
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 special Death by Proxy hardbound journal (please specify lined or unlined)
  • PROMPTNADO T5 - suggest prompts and themes for a small collection to be published
  • Receive credit in all Promptnado collections with a personalized dedication
  • Receive a free download and physical copy of all Promptnado collections


They will also receive the following rewards from previous tiers:

  • 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
  • Adorable behind-the-scenes photos of my puppers helping me write
  • Cameo in one upcoming story
  • Exclusive flash fiction each month
  • Permanent acknowledgement in yearly anthology collections (including cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise)
  • Snippets of works in progress
  • A high quality Death by Proxy vinyl sticker
  • PROMPTNADO T1-T2-T3-T4
  • Name characters, pitch plot ideas, and submit twists for upcoming full-length short stories or novels
  • Manifest themselves a recurring character 
  • T-shirt and matching mug with a Death by Proxy design 
Includes Discord rewards