Death by Proxy

is creating Short Stories and Nightmares

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Lurkers
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$1
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
  • 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 benefits
Creepers
reward item
$5
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
  • 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 benefits
Haunters
reward item
$10
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
  • 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
  • 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 benefits
Editors from Hell
reward item
$20
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


Editors will also receive* an exclusive Death by Proxy vinyl sticker to show off to all their friends and co-workers.


And finally, Editors will be listed in the acknowledgements of all of my self-published novels and anthologies they helped me produce (I don't control the acknowledgements of anthologies to which I'm contributing), 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
  • 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

    *Patrons will receive the item one time after three consecutive payments.
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Possessed
reward item
$50
per month
Those Possessed within this tier see immortality ...


In addition to Lurker access, and Creeper 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 Death by Proxy mug* to show the world how amazing they are with 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
  • 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
  • PROMPTNADO T1-T2-T3
*Patrons will receive the item one time after three consecutive payments.
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About

Death by Proxy is creating an ongoing collection of horror stories, psychological thrillers, and paranormal experiences. Continue reading below to learn about her newest project, The Labyrinthine Report, a long-term ARG.

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.

The Labyrinthine Report is my latest project. Designed as an ARG (alternate reality game), it will be posted to nosleep and my own blog-style website, and encourages readers to participate by submitting their own theories and experiences to the contact email, labyrinthine-info (at) gmail (dot) com. As of this update (June 14, 2020), there are five installments ready with two released for Haunter access, and currently available to Followers and non-patrons. The remaining three installments will be released early to Haunter-level patrons before everything is released on r/nosleep and the website.

After that, new installments will come as I can finish them, but between creating a realistic atmosphere for the ARG's natural progression and other projects, the releases will not be scheduled and may come after intervals of silence.

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.
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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