Mad Men is a collection of three disturbing horror shorts from authors living in the Midwest. The themes explored in this eBook collection range from man versus self, man versus man, and man versus creature.
We start with Matt’s tale, a thought-provoking thriller which causes the reader to question his reality and what he fears within himself. This is Matt’s debut short fiction piece in the Horror genre.
The second tale written by horror writer, Willy Martinez, explores the grotesque juxtaposed with beautiful nature, where the ending unfolds into a horrific dream, with the protagonist waking in even more terrible pain. Martinez had previously written a non-fiction anthology on horror tropes and fear appeals; this short fiction work is his application of his studies on horror.
The third tale is by seasoned horror writer, A.R. Braun – and his diabolical creatures never disappoint! His writing is precise and his characters are easy to believe. This author has a knack for appealing to our inner provocative thoughts. A.R. Braun’s goal is to be on the banned book list; we think this tale may just be evil enough to be considered. A must read before it does get banned!
Mainstream Horror Shorts don’t always satisfy us in the way they should. They don’t open conversations about what it is that we fear or why we fear such things, they focus mainly on pop culture and gore. The writers in this anthology understand the need for literate horror, opening discussions of man’s psyche. When these writers set out to tell a story, they are less interested in conveying fear and more interested in wonder, the sublime, and the infinite strangeness that drives all man and woman. This eBook is highly recommended for tweens, teens, and adults. Mind on Fire Books is proud to present to you, our first dark fiction anthology of fiction.