MACABRE TALES – If you stop to think about everyday things happening in your life, and then turn a speculative, scientific, but definitely weird glare on that activity, you would begin to
understand the type of stories written by Tony Thorne MBE. For instance, his parting tale, WASHOUT, describes how a man finds his wife frozen in place by fright, holding a knife, standing near their washing machine. I loved the ending of this one! 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… But then, again, there really might be a bit of truth just waiting to be scientifically researched and created! Highly recommended for a true exploration of the macabre. – GABixlerReviews
Macabre Tales is a collection of short stories that will amuse and entertain you to no end. These are stories that I would be comfortable sharing with family and friends. Each story is moderately short, so if you don’t have a lot of time for reading, this would be a great choice. I found myself on the edge of my seat during one story, then smiling and chortling during the next. This collection is very imaginative, and original.
A collection of weird and wonderful, quirky tales for all readers, to chill and entertain. But none of them could really happen… could they? The contents include: Shape Shift – Some things are not what they seem.
Brain Wave – Time for a medical tale.
Death on the Fly – A case of mutual hacking.
Euthanasia Inc. – A solution to a growing problem?
Farmer’s End – An early American ghost story.
Ideal Home – Just what they wanted to find?
Indulgence – What (not) to do if you’re overweight.
Micro-Voices – They can drive you off-balance.
Painfully Redundant – A medical progress casualty.
The Potting Shed – One way to prolong your time.
Serial Vision – A TV time terror tale.
Slimming Plan – Surely a rewarding development?
Washout – Sinister visitors arrive in a lonely country house.
Meet Tony Thorne
I am an Englishman, born and technically educated in London, England, and now living in Austria and Tenerife. For developments in low temperature instruments, and very high temperature (carbon fibre) processing furnaces, the Queen awarded me an MBE.
I now write quirky speculative stories; mostly Science Fiction and Macabre, with two novels published, and over 100 short stories published in various collections, as shown on my website … http://www.tonythorne.com