Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Gleefully Macabre Tales By Jeff Strand

With a cover filled with disturbingly happy creepy children oozing black goo from their eyes how can you not be intrigued as I was. This is a collection of short stories from Jeff Strand and I think the title says it all. Gleefully Macabre Tales are just that unsettlingly uplifting in that asylum worthy way that both entertain and terrify.

This collection includes tales from his three chapbooks (Two Fisted Nuts, Socially Awkward Moments With An Aspiring Lunatic, and Funny Stories of Scary Sex) and numerous other stories both popular and obscure, including "Really, Really Ferocious" (the one with the wiener dog), "High Stakes" (the one with the slot machine), "Roasting Weenies by Hellfire" (the one with Satan), "The Bad Candy House" (the one with a very unpleasant old man at Halloween) and "The Socket" (the one with the eyeball socket). And, as a special demented bonus, the paperback edition includes the novella Disposal.

It also includes two of his entries in the World Horror Convention gross-out contest. But you don't want to read them.

So if you're looking to laugh, gasp, gag, or do all three at the same time, making sort of a weird sound that hurts your lungs and elicits odd glances from nearby pedestrians, don't miss Gleefully Macabre Tales!

check it out here!

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