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The Collection and Other Dark Tales is an eclectic mix of horrific and uplifting tales of the human condition in all its frailty. You will not find gritty, violent horror or torture chambers here. Nor will you find spin-offs of the traditional werewolves, vampires or zombies. What you will find are stories that will bore deep into your heart and mind with psychological ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published March 19th 2013 by Shadowridge Press (first published March 18th 2013)
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Tracy Carbone
Mar 26, 2013 Tracy Carbone rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Note from the author: As a child, I was one of those weird kids who carried a notebook everywhere, and who spent more time alone writing stories than socializing. When I grew up, nothing really changed except that now I write on a computer. I don’t carry a notebook anymore but I’ve been known to take notes on napkins or the backs of bills, or anything within my reach.
This collection of stories spans back about seven years. Some have appeared in magazines or anthologies, some only as short storie
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Dec 02, 2016 Leyla rated it it was amazing
Creepy, creepy, creepy.
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Tracy Carbone’s new release is a short story collection. There are eighteen tales included here. While definitely horror, Carbone digs past the vampire, werewolf, zombie characters and instead, explores the bizarre and macabre lurking in the shadows.

The collection opens with a story called “Rent Control.” I paused as I came to the “locked in an institution” paragraph. No I inwardly groaned. Not another psycho story. I kept reading. This was no “nut on a killing spree” story. What unfolds is a g
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Marlene
Sep 24, 2014 Marlene rated it it was amazing
REALLY liked this collection of short stories. Each one was original and creative and although it's marketed as hour, this is not the same tired old vampire slasher gore fests that sometimes pass as horror. These were nuanced, psychologically driven, truly creative and a delight to read.
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