Genre: Flash Fiction Collection
“This collection of 25 flash fiction stories features darkly humorous and sometimes creepy works ranging from a ten-year-old serial killer to talking woodland creatures. Each story includes a written prompt and a full-color photograph, so the reader can see how they were twisted to be dark and disturbed.”
“The nefarious Morgan Winters is a supervillain who writes dark flash fiction on those days when taking over the world just gets to be kind of a pain.
Morgan Winters is a pseudonym, or a ‘nom de plume’ if you will. You can try to find out more about him on his website or stalk him on Facebook, but you won’t be able to learn much… The best information about Mr. Winters is from his Guest Post on Indies Unlimited. There is also a highly entertaining interview at The Indie View by Mr. Winters.”
I don’t normally read dark twisted stories or horror. However, I have found that taken in small doses, like these flash fiction pieces, they can be enjoyable. Each story in this collection is vastly different from the one before and stretches your imagination to wondrous limits and then leaves you to ponder the possibilities. I found all of these devilishly delightful, but not overly graphic, or profane.
Morgan Winters has gathered the Flash Fiction prompts and photos from the weekly IndiesUnlimited Flash Fiction Competition and presents them alongside his stories here. He doesn’t enter to win, purposely writing more words than the competition allows. Mr. Winters uses this vehicle to stretch his writing muscles so that one day he will be able to write his own magnum opus to share with the world. He disappeared for a while, but when I noticed he was back at his craft again I decided to pick-up this book to review. Hopefully he will stick around and gift us with more of his fiendishly scandalous words. I am looking forward to seeing more from this author.
I read Dark and Disturbed on my Kindle Paperwhite, which shows the photos in black, white, and shades of gray. Original review posted May 16, 2016.
Rating: ***** Five Stars
Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Print Length: 83 pages