An anthology of stories that appeared in various anthologies
The stories contained within I had a lot of fun writing. I have some favorites, like Monster Inside which was inspired by a marriage from hell (my first marriage).
Each story was inspired by something. A few were inspired by serial killers. The most infamous, Jack the Ripper. In fact there are three about THE RIPPER. In one I identify him!
There are themed stories for Halloween, Christmas and New Year's. Those tend to be darkly humorous.
One story I'm particularly proud of is about how evil spreads. A child knows evil has come to her house in her village. The story evolves and what it turns out to be is pretty shocking I think. There's another story that is connected to that evil, that is pretty creepy. I wrote it because of actual horrific practices that certain sadistic lunatics indulged in.
There really are monsters among us. Some of us marry them, know them, work for them, have them as neighbors. What's road rage, but a monster driving a car who shows his/her true colors? That's the bit that both entices and scares me. Murderous psychopaths don't necessarily look different. Who knows what goes on inside someone's head?
Don't get me wrong, I have supernatural monsters in the collection, too! There are zombies, werewolves and vampires. But there's more diverse ones as well.
Before you go, here's a review snippet:
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