I thought, "Maybe, if I use a pen name, readers won't associate the author printed on the book covers of the tainted messes the Pazuzu Trilogy and the Horrid Tales of Wister Town had originally manufactured." And that's what I did. It was a test, but now I've got volumes with Mr. Binger as well as Matthew Sawyer listed as the author. The change didn't affect interest in my new stories. My effort went wasted...
All the same, those books, the Pazuzu Trilogy and the Horrid Tales of Wister Town, have been scrubbed again and again. Okay, the Horrid Tales, not so much, but I have other books for sale. As an author, I've gotten better - conscious of my skill and building expertise.
So, I make myself a publisher of myself and my alter ego. Welcome to my world of self-publishing. The crazy part is, I'm not so different from any other author, professional or self-published. That said, "Read me, I and my split personality are a single alternative to mainstream fiction."
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Once Gramps Had Come
An essential piece of Christmas has been missing forever, almost as if it has hidden itself. In the story Once Gramps Had Come by Matthew Sawyer, that hidden piece comes out to perhaps breathe clean air, eat or maybe stretch its legs. Whatever is done, this short tale starts in a Nursing Home. A homely man who calls himself "Gramps" offers immortality and the holidays are coming up.
Tails of Fashion
A common tale of adolescence, when the body changes and new parts grow. Tabi in this story has reached puberty and she is embarrassed by this new thing, her tail.
Inspired by both the fiction of Universal Films and the truth of Doctor Frankenstein, a paranoid professor of fusion energy dreams of building his own creature. And these creations will be the bane of bloodsucking ghosts who terrorize the American Midwest
The Corpus Cat
Barry and Dana talk about having a baby; not another baby, because the couple does not speak about their stillborn son. But this new discussion upsets their pet cat.
Clara is Dead! Long Live Clara! - A Fanfic Doctor Who Adventure
I like Jenna-Louise Coleman. I think her acting in the BBC television series Doctor Who is worthwhile Sci-Fi. But honestly, her character, Clara Oswin, sucks. Give Ms. Coleman a new role on the show, I propose. Bring back a favorite face, I dare say. I mean a rewarding character. I elect Romanadvoratrelundar, the Time Lady from Gallifrey. Jenna rejoins Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who...
Wanting nothing else, the Paramount risk redistributing their personal wealth to the planet all for sake of love. The people are distrustful - generations have risen and passed under the omnipotent totalitarianism of the rich. So scouts are sent to investigate a critical concern.
The Doctor Goes Into A Bar - Doctor Who fan fiction
This is a short Jon Pertwee Doctor Who tale - the third Time Lord in the BBC science fiction television series. This time, the Doctor comes to early America - the colonies. Despite cold stares, he has only one thing on his mind, even here in the midst of the American Revolution. Women.
I tell a lot of stories about forgotten gods and breathing life into new creations. This one is absent that bringing-creatures-into-existence mythology. There are no monsters or devils in Beware Forever. This is not a meditation upon evil. Instead, here is the Greco-Roman god Cupid. And he has a dating service in the foothills of Los Angeles, California. Could anyone do a better job in this Age?
Lazarus The Pig
Lazarus The Pig is the short story of a wretched propaganda tool referenced in Matthew Sawyer's Pazuzu Trilogy. Time-wise and contrary to the Old Testament siege of Masada, this incident happens after the Chosen Gospel (a forgery of the Book of Mark).
The Strange Apocrypha Of Mr Binger
The Strange Apocrypha Of Mr Binger is a collection of strange stories and poems the author originally posted on his blog. That blog is titled My Isylumn (proprietor Mr. Binger) – isylumn.wordpress.com.
It's still live and the stories are there. Readers can search for them but here they are, all in one place.
Debbie Menon has a unique pseudo-Victorian house she must sell – because her soul is held in proxy for that same disowned portal into Hell. Yet the evil nature of the place makes it unsaleable. Fortunately, Debbie’s not totally helpless – she’s been to Art school.
Our Lord Weathercock
In this godless world, who is more evil - wicked kids or a mad old man? Luke 17:26 - "And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man."
Unction is an icky story of a mad necrophiliac and his homeless nemesis who sleeps in a park across the street. Brian Tucker is that dysfunctional killer. Faceless nuns tell the young man he must kill and rape the corpses so that they will resurrect and become an army on undead. Brian is certain his hallucinations are true – there are demons. Monsters do hunt the residents of Los Angeles.
A Codex of Malevolence
A Codex of Malevolence tracks the spread of weird and unholy evil from Wister Town, Wisconsin. Witches and the pagan religion become entwined in these short, creepy tales of gore. Witness the horror invade Wisconsin, incorporate in Texas and gain entrance into California.
(this short story compilation was originally titled Cancerous Exodus)
A sad girl ascends to mortality twenty years after the destruction of the Chosen Promised Land. In that past lifetime, a young woman called “Rainbow” finds she drains life from all that is alive. Filled with remorse because of this curse, Rainbow goes into the Shur desert alone. The girl desperately hopes she will find an errant messiah. He will remove her murderous curse...
Horrid Tales of Wister Town
The Horrid Tales of Wister Town is a collection of modern, urban horror short stories by Matthew Sawyer, the author of the Pazuzu Trilogy. Wister Town is a small, ingrown toenail of a place in southern Wisconsin where everyone has a creepy, and often noxious, story.
Pazuzu – Abeyance
Before dying, Tamara Ikraam proclaimed her demon-possessed son the reincarnation of the messiah. Heathens then attack the Chosen's Promised Land. In Pazuzu – Abeyance, the demon and his heathen minister cross the fires burning across Capital. They search for the flock gathered by the mother of the possessed boy.
Pazuzu – Abeyance is the last book in Matthew Sawyer's Pazuzu Trilogy.
Pazuzu – Emergence
Pazuzu – Emergence continues the bleak tale begun in Pazuzu – Manifestation. Horror comes to the battered squatters at Saint Erasmus. Lost in the chaos, Hen Cortras is taken prisoner and followed into the Shur desert. There he meets heathens - nomadic terrorists who fight the Chosen's Church and military.
Pazuzu - Manifestation
Fleeing across the Shur desert, the Cortras brothers encounter a man wandering the waste alone. The stranger joins the pair but he doesn't tell them about the voice following him. One man, suffering amnesia, carries salvation and damnation from the desert.
Pazuzu - Manifestation is the first book in the Matthew Sawyer's Pazuzu Trilogy.
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- A Pair of Creepy Shorts
on March 11, 2011
"Uncollected Temptation" is a gripping and rewarding tale - definitely a recommended read. "Review" delivers strong writing, but it's nightmarish headiness can be unappealing. Skip straight to "Uncollected Temptation" for immediate gratification.
- The Shaking
on May 23, 2011
Very descriptive and explicit - that's your warning, so hopefully you'll have read the review first! But don't let that dissuade readers. The writer uses rich, descriptive language and effectively portrays a nerve-wracking event.
Criticism: The writing-style reaches too far during the dream-hallucination - short sentences are friendly, despite the mood the author seeks to invoke (But again, that is only during the hallucination). In the same vein, reign in those adjectives - but then that is my fussiness.
Recommendation: A rewarding foray into an author's intense writing.
- Like Clockwork and a Tangled Mind
on May 23, 2011
I like how Lea Ryan's mind works - I feel like we live in similar fictional atmospheres, because her writing reminds me much of my own - which in my perspective, is decent writing. Ryan's Like Clockwork and A Tangled Mind begins with the short story A Great Man. The questionable protagonist, Charlie, reminisces about a girl he met last night. He remembers Juni, but relies on a brochure to remind him that he wakes in old, lonely Mason's Inn. The only greeting Charlie gets that morning is the scent of the pale girl he met yesterday. He follows her aroma outside. Once Charlie is orientated, she introduces herself. Still, in the end, he decides who she is. It is his divine privilege.
- What the Dead Fear
on May 23, 2011
Wonderful conjuring of ethereal planes and beings. The author does seize on the concept of the Egyptian god Anubis and pays respectable and creative tribute. My favorite piece from Lea Ryan yet.
on June 16, 2014
Good story - lacks suspense and it might be a little more animated but the concept is captured. Alive could be twice its length - where that suspense should go.
- Shiny Things
on June 16, 2014
I got a little distracted while reading but the story was building toward GREAT then I hit that last page. It's a perfectly satisfying ending, but that last line on the page before immediately led me to believe Fango would not willingly escape his trap. I'm just not one of those folks satisfied by sudden regrets.
- Satan's Guide to the Bible - 1 Satan, Hitch and Snikwad Face Their Demons
on June 16, 2014
Five stars on principle alone - good show!