Take a guided tour of the darkest backroads of the imagination. Imagine worlds that are twisted fragments of our own ... In one, a woman with foresight puts her scarred body on the line to stop crimes before they happen. In another, a pervert channels the spirit of a dead school friend in the hopes of getting lucky. In yet another, the Antichrist is a misunderstood teenager who is tired of being manipulated.
In Shards, the seasons turn deadly, and a day at the beach becomes a nightmare. A vision in the mirror is anything but heavenly. The zombie apocalypse triggers one survivor's unhealthy obsession. And where do you run when the world begins to physically unravel?
Shards is fiction at its shortest and sharpest, a collection of disturbing stories from a master of dark flash fiction. A shard is a story read in just moments ... but it will linger with you for the rest of your life.
Praise for Shards:
"With Shards, Shane Jiraiya Cummings takes us on a guided tour of the darkest backroads of the imagination. It is wonderfully moody and creepy."
— Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Patient Zero.
"Shane Jiraiya Cummings with Shards shows he is not only a master of the flash fiction style of writing but has pretty much written the definitive statement on how it should work. The collection is a strong statement on the validity of an internet-driven writing style and is a must have for any collector of Australian dark fiction."
— Jeff Ritchie, ScaryMinds
"Cummings' work possesses a Stephen King-like quality, creating rich and colourful characters in a handful of words ... Well worth the read."
— Mark Smith-Briggs, HorrorScope
"This is how flash fiction should be written—sharp, brilliant images conjured by amazingly few words. Cummings' aptitude for flash fiction is evident in every carefully chosen phrase."
— Stephanie Gunn, HorrorScope
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