Words With Fiends: A Short Story

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
When Morgan receives an anonymous invite to play his favorite mobile word game, he readily accepts. He quickly finds himself wishing he hadn’t. As the rules of the game bend and twist, so does his mind. The search to discover the mystery opponent’s identity soon becomes his whole world, but some questions are best left unanswered. More
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About Matt Schiariti

When an ill-fated joint writing venture went horribly awry, mild mannered engineer Matt Schiariti decided to strike out on his own. The result? Selling his short story 'Hollow' to Padwolf Publishing for inclusion in the recently published anthology, 'Apocalypse 13' in late 2012. Gaining confidence from seeing his first ever published story in print, he plowed on and dove into the self-publishing pool with the dark fiction/horror short story, 'Words With Fiends'.

Matt has always been a voracious reader and reviewer of books and, after 37 years, has decided to make the transition to writer. Better late than never. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, 1.75 children, crazy dog, and overly personable guinea pig. He's written two novels in 2012 which is he currently editing and continues to work on short stories. Look for more from the self-proclaimed "dude who writes" in 2013.

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maryalice tillman reviewed on on Sep. 27, 2013

This book is different from anything I've read before and I had a hard time getting into it. maybe if I was more familiar with the game it would have made more sense. I gave the book 4 stars because i felt the author knew is stuff and it wasn't his fault if I didn't understand the game. This is a short story after all
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Angela Pratt reviewed on on May 1, 2013

The title of this story intrigued me as I am a HUGE Words With Friends fan. I figured the title, along with the cover had something to do with the game. It does. The main character, Morgan, plays the game with his wife and his friends. It is this game that causes Morgan to have anxiety and stress and to face what he has done.

The story opens with Morgan at the bar getting wasted. There is also a "Missing" poster and an ACCIDENT that he eludes to that has something to do with his predicament. You kind of know what happened before he admits it, but it's what happens in the story that is a shock. This Morgan character has got some major demons!!

I really liked this story and the way it was written. It reminded me of Stephen King stories or Dean Koontz type stuff. It was brilliantly written and I LOVED the ending!! I would definitely read more of what Mr. Schiariti writes if this is an indication of what to expect from him in the future. It says he has 2 more books that are out and I will definitely be getting those to read (and review) very soon!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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