These Old Tales
“Cain’s unique eye for the macabre makes this collection more than worth it!” — To The Bone Reviews
2014 Nominee for Best Short Story Collection at eFestival of Words.
In his youth Cain developed a sense of wonderment owed in part to TV shows like The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, One Step Beyond and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Now he seeks the same dark overtones in his writing. There’s a little something for every reader within this collection. These 30 short speculative stories represent a time when a discouraged Cain asked his wife what he should do with “these old tales.” Within these pages are those heartbreaks he could not escape.
“Cain’s skill as a writer is his ability to take mundane things most of us would never notice and turn them into true terror.” — Blog Review
“The author deftly inhabits the minds of his protagonists, turning each piece into a sharp characterization that resonates long after it’s (usually) morbid conclusion.” — Goodreads Review
Draw up the covers and turn on the lights. Prepare for a journey into the weird, wild, and creepy in this collection of dark fiction stories.
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This entry was posted on April 25, 2012 by Kenneth W. Cain. It was filed under Collections, Short Stories and was tagged with Dark fantasy horror, dark fiction collections and anthologies, horror short stories, Occult horror books, Psychological horror and suspense, Single author short stories collection, Speculative fiction anthology.