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Tales From the Aether: Extraordinary Tales of Dark Fiction, Dark Humor & Horror

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In this extraordinary collection of 'dark' short stories, Matthew C. Woodruff explores the timeless questions of Joy, Fear, Love, Loss, Foreboding and Incomprehension. All set around particular holidays, the characters in these twelve stories experience things we can only imagine. These stories will make the reader stop to wonder if anyone ever really knows those closest ...more
Kindle Edition, 161 pages
Published December 1st 2019 by Matthew C. Woodruff
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Booksiren
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Award-winning Woodruff’s panache for writing shines in his second collection of short stories with the wildly imagined worlds, powerfully drawn realistic characters, and an unsettling portrayal of various happenings in his protagonists’ lives.

Merging the profound emotions of joy, fear, loss, love, foreboding, and incomprehension, Woodruff’s twelve stories are set around particular holidays of the year.

“The Alban Eiler” is a story of two women and their adolescent daughters, who despite being
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Amy Shannon
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Uniquely dark and creepy! A must read!

Woodruff pens magnificently dark stories in TALES from the AETHER: Extraodinary Tales of Dark Fiction, Dark Humor and Horror. This collection makes you wonder what goes on in the mind of this author, and that you're so glad he put it on paper. I liked each story, and enjoy Woodruff's writing style, and his story style. The stories are either, dark, horror, dark and humorous or all of the above. I read this cover to cover, and even went back and read a few
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Linda mccann
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wild ride

These stories immediately hook you. You want the answers to the questions posed. Highly enjoyable and engaging! I finished in one night.
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Matthew grew up in upstate NY surrounded by books. At age 7, after reading one of the Brains Benton mysteries he was forever hooked on reading.

A former magazine features writer, editor and publisher, Matthew is glad to share his first short story collection, 26 Absurdities which was inspired by Edward Gorey's illustrations in The Gashlycrumb Tinies.

These are tales you will never forget.

Matthew is
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