An updated collection of 20 (some award winning) spooky tales to chill and entertain., including:
Shape Shift - Some things are not what they seem...or are they?.
Slangered - It's safer to treat animals with respect and not exploit them.
Dead Ringer - Why would he want to come back to her?
One over the Eight - Beware! Never tangle with a feline fiend!
Euthanasia Inc. - The final solution to an ever growing world problem?
Farmer's End - An early American ghost story with a part explanation.
Ideal Home - Was it just what they thought they wanted to find?
In Range - Mutations can be caused in several different ways.
Indulgence - Overweight? This treatment might be much too drastic?
Micro-Voices - They can drive you off-balance, like they did with him.
Painfully Redundant - The casualty of an AI robotic surgery development.
The Potting Shed - How to prolong the time you know you have left?
Her Gothic Vacation - How could she have predicted its awesome ending?
None of these chilling events could really happen... could they?
Some reviewers said:
The characters are so well defined and developed and made each story exciting. It is written in a great format, very easy to read and understand. Each one held me and a few scared the heck out of me. Every tale was like its own adventure and I will be reading it again. They would be great for reading at a Halloween party. - Lilmissreader Reviews.
I found Tony Thorne more droll than truly gruesome. His concepts are clever, his writing sharp and quickly to the point, and he closes with a quiet flourish... He delves into personal areas, our daily lives and asks you to consider the alternatives that are conceivably possible, if only... Explore our potential future with Tony Thorne. Recognize that some tales are indeed possible right now! Highly recommended for a true exploration of the macabre. - GABixlerReviews.
The Macabre Tales by Tony Thorne are a fascinating collection of speculative, short science and fantasy fiction stories. They are well-written in an artistic way while maintaining the technical language and ideas. To dream up these macabre stories with, in some cases, climaxes that you cannot foresee, it is a skill that is not wasted on his avid readers. Themes range from alien life to ancient artifacts with medicine and science in between. Think about playing on a fear in a way that it seamlessly becomes part of your reality. Some characters learn to accept it while others discover too late that it is their fatal mistake. I liked the short fiction so that I can choose whether I have enough time to read one and try to wrap my head around the plot for a while or if I am excited to read the next amazing story. These tales will either make you look over your shoulder more often or look at future change in a different way. - Review (5 stars) by RachelHoron, Indiana, USA, 26 November 2014.
Macabre Tales eBook: Tony Thorne MBE: - By MACon October 29, 2014
Depicting paranormal activities Macabre Tales is a collection of 18 short stories of varied unnatural themes. Vividly reflective, they would capture any readers' undivided attention, as Tony Thorne pursues them one after another. Implant of a bee like artificial intelligence in one the stories, misunderstood as a nasty tumor, actually turns out to be a guardian angel. All stories likewise are knitted seamlessly into such fascinatingly disturbing tales pushing the boundaries of both reality and imagination. The horrific story of a clay African idol changing into a moving, communicative, "alter ego" kind of "thing",is not a case of hallucination; something that defies logical explanation. Each story delves deeper into holographic phenomena. Ones that can only be visible by a 'third' eye of this very gifted writer,far beyond what we could ever sense.