30 Shades of Darkness: 30 Twisting Tales by Keith W. Lofthouse

By Keith W. Lofthouse

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

The darkest subject matters – violent crime (‘Blood crimson and the 8th Dwarf’), suicide (‘Pin again Your Ears and Smile’) and the spectre of incest (‘Terror via Torchlight’) – are tempered through the sunshine (‘If Horses may possibly 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 accountable, or innocent?

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

The reader, i'm hoping, will suppose 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 might see humour in ‘Nuts at Christmas’, and the unhappiness at the back of it. ‘Day of Reckoning’ and ‘Rush Hour’ are supposed to be enjoyable.

This is a e-book in the event you love animals. they've got vital roles to play in lots of of those stories – as does the peculiar insect.

It is the writer’s so much earnest want that no tale will finish how you imagine it might.

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