Unnatural

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
A Thin Man wanders into a world of trouble after the Carnival that was his home goes bust. Adrift and alone, missing his friends, things get pretty freaky when he accepts a job for a doctor who isn’t as nice as he seems. The oddities out in the barn may bite! More

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About Lori R. Lopez

Lori R. Lopez wears many hats as an award-winning author and poet of Horror, Speculative and Literary Fiction, Fantasy and more. She is also an artist, musician, songwriter, actress, filmmaker, tree-hugger, vegan, and animal-lover. Lori roamed graveyards as a kid and conducted funerals for dead birds, squirrels, insects and spiders. Her offbeat books include THE DARK MISTER SNARK, THE STRANGE TAIL OF ODDZILLA, THE FAIRY FLY, DARKVERSE: THE SHADOW HOURS, AN ILL WIND BLOWS, LEERY LANE, ODDS AND ENDS: A DARK COLLECTION, THE WITCHHUNT, THE MACABRE MIND OF LORI R. LOPEZ, and the POETIC REFLECTIONS Book Series.

A member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA), Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA), and Lewis Carroll Society Of North America (LCSNA), Lori has been nominated for an Elgin Award, a Finalist in the Kindle Book Awards, and received multiple top honors from other competitions including the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards and San Diego Book Awards for her prose, poetry, and artwork.

Stories and verse have appeared on Hellnotes and Halloween Forevermore; in WEIRDBOOK, THE HORROR ZINE, THE SIRENS CALL, BEWILDERING STORIES, and anthologies such as CALIFORNIA SCREAMIN', JOURNALS OF HORROR: FOUND FICTION, DEAD HARVEST, FEARFUL FATHOMS: COLLECTED TALES OF AQUATIC TERROR VOLUME I, HWA POETRY SHOWCASE VOLUMES II and III, TERROR TRAIN I and II, GREY MATTER MONSTERS: TAKERS OF SOULS, TOYS IN THE ATTIC: A COLLECTION OF EVIL PLAYTHINGS, CURSED CURIOSITIES, CELLAR DOOR III: ANIMALS (Editor's Choice Award winner), UNDEAD LEGACY, BONES II, GHOSTS: REVENGE, MIRAGES: TALES FROM AUTHORS OF THE MACABRE, DARLINGS OF DECAY, and MASTERS OF HORROR: DAMNED IF YOU DON'T. Fifteen of Lori's poems were published for an anthology titled IN DARKNESS WE PLAY.

To learn more, visit fairyflyentertainment.com, a website Lori shares with her two talented sons. You can view author readings and other videos at the Fairy Fly Entertainment YouTube channel.

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Reviews

Review by: Lori Safranek on July 20, 2012 :
Lori Lopez has created a unique personality with Darius Exavier, an outcast who really wants to fit in, but doesn't expect much from life. So it's not greed that gets this young man in trouble, it's not lust and it's not foolishness. It's something . . . unnatural.

Darius Exavier, a Thin Man, found the carnival lifestyle much to his liking, surrounded by other misfits. And he was happy, right up until the carnival closed down. Then, with his friends spread far and wide, Darius has to strike out on his own to try to fit into a world that rejects the different.

He's used to being hungry, he is a Thin Man, after all, but Darius is down to his last bit of putting up with crap when a kindly stranger gives him a ride. She drives him straight to a place where he is offered a job, a warm bed, maybe even a friend.

But life's not always fair, as Darius is well aware, and pretty soon he discovers just how far he will go to survive.

This story left me wanting more. I think Lopez should write more about these characters, especially Darius. She has created a very real world here, and I highly recommend a visit. Unnatural is a winner!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Review by: JENNIFER THOMAS on July 19, 2012 :
This is an amazing and fast pace short story written in true Lori R. Lopez style that will leave you hanging on the edge of your seat until the last word.
What happens when the one and only place where you feel like you belong has to disband and the only friends you have in the great wide world are lost to you forever? Well in the case of Darius Exavier you end wondering the world not knowing where your head will rest or will your next meal will come from.
This story takes you through this young mans sad and lonesome existence as he is looking for a place in this world. The path this young man takes and the things that he has the will to defeat will blow your mind.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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