26 Absurdities of Tragic Proportions
Awarded the Finalist Prize in the 2019 American Fiction Awards 'Short Stories' Category by American Book Fest.
An utterly fascinating and wryly composed collection of companion tales to Edward Gorey's alphabetical illustrations in 'The Gashlycrumb Tinies'. These darkly humorous tales capture the essence of wit and satire with one tale for each child depicted in Gorey's most famous illustrations.These tales are all about human behavior, characteristics, chance and choice, and life and death. From Mystery to SciFi, from Drama to Fairy Tale and from Adventure to Gothic, this book has something for everyone. Consistently ranks in the top 100 books on Amazon.
Tales from the Aether
2020 International Book Awards Finalist.
Imagine you've woken up in a strange place, completely in the dark... or perhaps...Your loved one has a mystical connection with an event 2000 years in the past... or...Only you can release a trapped race of beings from our world... or...Destiny opens up before you one fateful box at a time... or...Your afterlife is not at all what you thought it might be... or...You finally have a chance to return to the past and correct a fateful mistake, but at what cost... or...Only you can see into another person's soul...
These are just some of the poignant, thrilling, funny and unusual things happening to the absolutely realistic characters in TALES from the AETHER that could be any one of us.All from the mind of the incomparable Matthew C. Woodruff, Including stories being published for the first time as well as some of his rare and classic uncollected work, this is Woodruff at his best: profound, humorous, sympathetic—revelatory.