LITTLE DEATHS by HWA Member John F.D. Taff

Author: John F.D. Taff

You think you’ve got bad dreams? Consider author John F.D. Taff’s nightmares. How about the one where a guy resurrects his dead girlfriend with a set of the prop neck bolts used on Boris Karloff in the 1932 classic Frankenstein? Or one where the ghost of the author s dead dog keeps coming back to entice him into death so they can be together? Or the one where a guy loves candy to death?

Taff has the kind of nightmares no one wants. But it’s nightmares like these that give him plenty of ideas to explore; ideas that he’s turned into the short stories he shares in this new collection Little Deaths.

Little Deaths features 19 pieces of short horror fiction; some have appeared previously in print elsewhere, others appear for the first time here. All of them are chilling, weird looks at the human condition from a decidedly dark perspective.

John F.D. Taff is an accomplished author of dark fiction. His short stories have been published in Cemetery Dance, Eldritch Tales, Deathrealm, Big Pulp, Night Chills and Morpheus Tales, as well as in anthologies such as Hot Blood; Fear the Fever, Hot Blood: Seeds of Fear, Shock Rock II, Best New Vampire Tales, Vol. 1, Best New Werewolf Tales, Vol. 1, Evil Jester Digest Vol.1, and the AIDS charity anthology Horror for Good. For more, visit his blog at johnfdtaff.com or follow him on Twitter @johnfdtaff.

TOC:

    BOLTS
    CALENDAR GIRL
    BUT FOR A MOMENT MOTIONLESS
    THE WATER BEARER
    THE CLOSED EYE OF A DEAD WORLD
    SNAPBACK
    THE MIRE OF HUMAN VEINS
    THE SCENT
    CHILD OF DIRT
    ORIFICE
    HELPING HANDS
    IN MEN, BLACK
    DARKNESS UPON THE VOID
    SHARP EDGES
    THE LACQUERED BOX
    HERE
    THE TONTINE
    THE MELLIFIED MAN
    BOX OF ROCKS
    NOTES
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Publisher: Books of the Dead Press, Toronto

Release_Date: May 18, 2012

ISBN_10: 1-927112-11-7

ISBN_13: 978-1-927112-11-3

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