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30 Shades of Darkness: 30 Twisting Tales - download pdf or read online

By Keith W. Lofthouse

ISBN-10: 1925590399

ISBN-13: 9781925590395

those 30 brief tales are certain by way of a collective eclecticism, colors of darkness and narrative twists.

The darkest subject matters – violent crime (‘Blood purple and the 8th Dwarf’), suicide (‘Pin again Your Ears and Smile’) and the spectre of incest (‘Terror through Torchlight’) – are tempered via the sunshine (‘If Horses might Talk’, ‘Old Lady’s Dream’, ‘Crown for the Coronet’). yet even within the lightest, darkness lurks.

No personality in those stories – the overzealous cop in ‘Sweet Transvestite’, the brutal husband in ‘Cutting Board Killer’, the mysterious guy at the run in ‘Strangers on a aircraft’ – will cease to sniff the roses. The convicted rapist / killer in ‘Devil’s Doorway’ will hardly ever get the opportunity … yet is the dying Row inmate responsible, or innocent?

The truth is that the area could be a darkish position. It turns bleak and forbidding within the futuristic ‘Thirty11’ while, thankfully, none folks may be around.

The reader, i'm hoping, will believe for the sufferers: the terrified eyewitness of ‘Snitch within the Ditch’, the bullied boy within the ‘Sheriff of Rottenham’, and desolate paraplegic in ‘Crushed’. they could see humour in ‘Nuts at Christmas’, and the disappointment at the back of it. ‘Day of Reckoning’ and ‘Rush Hour’ are supposed to be enjoyable.

This is a booklet in case you love animals. they've got vital roles to play in lots of of those stories – as does the bizarre insect.

It is the writer’s such a lot earnest want that no tale will finish how you imagine it might.

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