Today we launch our first multi-author fiction anthology exploring three disturbing tales about the nature of man and the true nature of what lies inside of him.
The cost is only 2.99, so that’s one dollar a story and all of our writers are indie horror authors. Available on all major platforms.
Mad Men is a collection of three disturbing horror shorts from authors living in the Midwest. The themes explored in this 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. The second tale explores the grotesque juxtaposed with beautiful nature, where the ending unfolds into a horrific dream, waking in even more terrible pain. The third tale is by seasoned horror writer, A.R. Braun – and his diabolical creatures never disappoint! 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. Highly recommended for tweens, teens, and adults.
Don’t let those couch potatoes do all of the world-saving by themselves. Yeah, I know, they can watch for hours on end, but you need to get your ass in gear and keep reading! Introverts, book nerds, socially awkward humans – whatever you want to call yourselves – I think we already knew this, but we we will win this quarantine. And nobody can do it better, not even those TV heads. We have been preparing for this for years. For readers, it’s our time to shine guys.
They first told us to practice social distancing, and we were like, “yasss, finally!”
Then they told us to isolate, we said, “we already are.”
Restaurants aren’t open, so go ahead and do a curbside pick up – you got this! But first, let me see how tall I can stack these Books.
Hmmm, I can’t go to the mall, I guess I’ll just have to order online. *Makes a pot of coffee for the endless clicking, mundane searches and e-buying.
No more sports games in the background, even better!
It’s just you and that stack of books that you have been putting off… or adding to it, so it never really gets lower.
What have you been able to accomplish during this quarantine that you may not have normally been able to accomplish?
In an effort to lift bookstores hit hardest by the social distancing efforts and forced closures across the nation, Out of Print found itself in a unique position to help. From March 20–22, 25% of sales at outofprint.com were donated to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (bincfoundation.org). The $19,500 raised will help 19 families of bookstore employees help to pay the rent and cover expenses for a month. Kudos to you!
Franz Kafka’s work and views are often dark and disorienting. Yet they connect with a great many readers. The works of Franz Kafka provide a paradoxical comfort in its confrontation with the inexplicable discomfort we can often all feel in life. The emotion of Wonder is the feeling of curiosity and/or appreciation inspired by something that is beautiful or unfamiliar. At Pursuit of Wonder, they produce content with the goal to stimulate that feeling of the absurd.
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Happy 71st Birthday to one helluva creative writer, Haruki Murakami. Haruki is a Japanese writer. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside of Japan.
“Today when I awoke from a nap the faceless man was there with me. He was seated on the chair across from the sofa I’d been sleeping on, staring straight at me with a pair of imaginary eyes in a face that wasn’t.” – Excerpt from his latest #novel, ‘Killing Commendatore” A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art. Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.