Thirteen outré tales of the macabre from a morbidly brilliant author.
“[Arnzen's] ingenuity of plot and startling resolutions rival the work of any horror author publishing short fiction today . . . As time passes it will become increasingly obvious that Michael A. Arnzen is a strong and important voice in horror fiction.”
“Great dark fiction by this morbidly brilliant winner of the Bram Stoker Award. In this collection of Arnzen’s top horror stories from the 1990s, you find: “Immaterial Girl” (Arnzen’s “anti-ghost” story about a cleptomaniac who steals to stay alive…literally), “The Blood Ran Out” (Arnzen’s “final take” on the vampire legend in prose-poetry), the title story, “Fluid Mosaic” (about a physician who “heals thyself” in a very dangerous way), and many more, including the first appearance of the tale, “Mr. Pipecleaners.” — The Eternal Night
The Piano Player Has No Fingers
My Wound Still Weeps
Sight to the Blind
The Blood Ran Out
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Here’s “Immaterial Girl” — the lead short story in Fluid Mosaic — for your previewing pleasure (visit scribd.com, if for some reason you can’t read the window below). NOTE: While Fluid Mosaic is out of print, this story and others of its ilk also appear in my more recent collection, Proverbs for Monsters:
Fluid Mosaic and Other Outre Objects d’Art
Wildside Press, 2000.
Trade Paperback, 121 pp.
Out of Print