Quite happy to announce that my very strange, horrific short tale, If Fish Could Scream, is available in the latest issue of The Periodical, Forlorn.
The Periodical was looking for stories fitting a ‘lost at sea’ theme. Lo and behold, did I have a tale for them.
If Fish Could Scream borrows its title from a short essay by bioethicist, Peter Singer. The tale itself is, essentially, a fishing story about a man who turns into a fish and must learn to live the life of one. Kafkaesque, you might say, yet perhaps slightly more grotesque and macabre.
It’s a lovely feeling when an author whom you highly respect compliments your work. Here’s what Jasper Bark, cult novelist and all-around literary Renaissance man, graciously had to say about WEIRDSMITH: Issue One:
“In the space of these two stories, Tylor James puts the reader through an emotional wringer. Starting with a Roger Corman style, radioactive, body horror that is genuinely gruesome and highly chilling, Mosquito Summer left me wheezing on the floor holding my guts after the last line. Whereas the gentle lyricism of Old Dance Hall left me full of the sorrowful nostalgia that was once Rod Serling’s stock in trade. Be warned, if you pick this Weirdsmith up, you’re likely to find yourself hunting down everything else Tylor James has written.” — Jasper Bark, author of ‘Quiet Places’
Fellow dark fiction fans should know that WEIRDSMITH is a brand new series of novelette-length books from Too Much Weird press. Each issue features a talented author from the dark fiction/horror community. I’m fortunate enough to have two of my macabre tales selected for the first issue, available on kindle for 0.99 and in paperback for $7.99. Can’t beat those prices, eh?!?!
This may sound a bit like self-promotion, because it is.
The following book is a wonderful anthology of short horror stories, all of them written by up-and-coming writers based out of the Midwest. Z Publishing House does a fine job of seeking out writers (just as they’ve sought out yours truly), whom are promising, talented, passionate, and little known.
My story, Welcome Home, has been included in this fine anthology for your dark, sick, twisted pleasure.
If interested (you should be), you may purchase this book, America’s Emerging Horror Writers: Midwest Region, on Amazon, here.
If you end up purchasing, enjoy! In the meantime, I’m working on a new story that is sure to scare your pants off (if you happen to be wearing any).