Bram Stoker Award-nominated author John F.D. Taff welcomed you into the darkest recesses of his mind with the original publication of Little Deaths. Today, he returns to where it all began…opening doors to new rooms of abject horror. Disturbing rooms. Darker rooms.
Rooms where a farmer awakens to find a gigantic tentacle writhing in his fields. Where the desiccated mummy of a young girl wants nothing more than something warm to drink. Where a memorabilia collector resurrects his dead girlfriend with the prop neck bolts from the 1931 movie Frankenstein. And where the sweetest candy of all is a dead man’s flesh.
Little Deaths: The Definitive Collection features 24 stories, five of them new to this edition, plus expanded notes for each tale, a new Afterword by the author and a new Foreword by Josh Malerman, author of Bird Box and Black Mad Wheel.
Praise for Little Deaths
“Little Deaths is dark magic! Taff’s incredible talent washes over you and you know you’re in masterful hands.” — Josh Malerman, author of Bird Box and Black Mad Wheel
“This anthology is a devastatingly gorgeous look at one horrifying vignette after another. It is a box of chocolates that may delight or disgust with every bite. Easy to read, hard to put down and impossible to forget.” — Tracy Lee Palmer, Signal Horizon
“From creepy horror and heartbreaking stories of loss to spooky narratives written in a Poe-esque prose and tales that can only be called Lovecraftian in nature, Little Deaths has something for everyone.” — Gabino Iglesias, author of Zero Saints
“Chilling, weird looks at the human condition from a decidedly dark perspective.” — Alicia Banks, Horror News Network
“Little Deaths manages not only to distinguish itself, but also to raise itself just a tad above most of the rest.” — Hal Bodner, author of Bite Club and The Trouble with Harryl
“Taff’s writing brings me back to The Twilight Zone.” — Horror Palace
Proudly presented by Grey Matter Press, the multiple Bram Stoker Award-nominated independent publisher.
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