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Four short stories from the darkest recesses of Matthew Blake's imagination. Each story is easily read in one sitting.

Rose Blossoms at Midnight- Two men of opposing sides dying on a civil war battlefield find that they have more in common than they originally thought.

The Walk- A man out for an afternoon stroll and lost in a book and looks up and find that he's stepped into
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Kindle Edition, 31 pages
Published April 17th 2012
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Keith Chawgo
Matthew Blake's collection of dark stories haunts you for days after finishing. He has a distinct writing style that is very reminiscent of Irving's short stories found within the pages of Garp. His characters are vibrant and come alive but there is a sense of dread that underscores the proceedings.

'Rose Blossom at Midnight' is a sorrowful tale of two men dying on a battlefield during the Civil War. It is a tale of woe, self discovery, sadness and regret. It is beautifully handled and the charac
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Mikko Peralta
Rose Blossoms at Midnight and other Dark Tales contains four tales that I may not have found to be as dark as I expected them to be but delves on themes that make you see humans in its purest and unedited form, of the future, and of the horrendous.

A. The Walk was totally creepier than creepy itself as it opens a door to a world of the most frightful and ghastly characters that seem to have only inhabited our horrifying nightmares.

B. Rose Blossoms at Midnight was a sad tale of two dying soldiers
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Sherry Fundin
This book contains four short stories:

Rose Blossom at Midnight: A Civil War tale about a confederate soldier and a black union soldier as they lay dying on the battlefield.

The Walk: Phil's mother kept on him to get a physical, so he did. His blood pressure was through the roof, so the doctor told him to quit drinking and smoking, or at least cut down, and start walking. He wasn't so sure this walking thing was going to work, but when he figured he could read while he walked he began to look forw
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Lynnette Franciscus
This book has potential, but the writing is lacking. There are 4 completely different tales. One has no beginning or ending, but instead feels like a page or two torn out of a novel and planted in front of you to read. One seems to be a "novel wannabe" with bits and pieces of info thrown in that hint at a much longer story. The other two seem to be close to a good short story, but in need of "polishing".
Sharon
A surprising collection of diverse short stories, each of the four tales were of different genres, well written and entertaining. I'm not usually a fan of short stories in general but will certainly be seeking out more Matthew Blake in the future.
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Matthew Blake lives in Spokane, Washington. He has been a fan of writing and reading horror since he was a boy. He keeps busy between writing and his three-year-old daughter. He was a soldier in the US Army and attained a degree in web development after his time in the service.

When he has free time he likes to play disc golf (a popular sport that a lot of people don't know about, you should try it
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