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If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise...

A horror fantasy short story. 1500 words plus an Authors Afterword More
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Words: 1,790
Language: English
ISBN: 9781311058058
About Michael Carter





I'm a writer of mainly horror, science-fiction and fantasy stories, and live with my wife and cats in County Durham, England. When I'm not being a full-time registered carer, I enjoy writing, reading, watching films and TV, drinking good beer with good friends, and collecting rejection letters.

My horror/fantasy story "Lach Nach N'Gai, With Salad" is to appear in the anthology, "OUR WORLD OF HORROR", soon to be published by Eldritch Press. Other stories [and occasional poem] have been published in small press magazines and e-zines including, "The Colored Lens", "Cthulhu Cultus", "Dark Legacy", "Dread", "Pop Fiction", "The Domain", "The Ancient Track", "Blue Silver Dementia"; "Frightnet", "Nightscapes", "Dark Portal", "Magnetic Fiction" "alt.ghoststories.", "Writers Dungeon", and "Raise The Dead".

My many influences include H.P.Lovecraft, Stephen King, Clark Ashton Smith, Thomas Ligotti, Angela Carter, Sue Townsend and many more.

Of the stories here, UNCONTAINABLE is the most recently written while HUNTING COMP, OBLIVIOUS and CONS go back to the mid 1990's.

Thanks to all who have downloaded, read or reviewed my stories. Like most writers [some don't give a hoot], any feedback is very important to me, and I appreciate every review.

Comments, queries, or correspondence can be sent off to mickcarter1978@gmail.com or on Twitter @mickcarter78


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Review by: James Jenkins on Jan. 08, 2015 :
Some times good things happen to bad people.
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Review by: Ray Hecht on Feb. 19, 2014 :
Full of very well-written descriptions, the writer is a talent. The reader really feels the woods, the textures, the emotions, the animals and this cruel man. Every little detail concerning the natural setting and many lifeforms therein, it sets the mood perfectly.

I look forward to one day reading something more long-form from Mr. Carter.

Also, karma's a bitch!
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Review by: Walter Lazo on Feb. 18, 2014 :
Michael Carter has written a magnificent and macabre horror story, dealing with the themes of cruelty and viciousness. This one greatly appeals to my sensibilities. Mr. Carter's use of imagery to create mood and atmosphere is wonderful. This is good horror.
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Review by: CJ Puccia on Feb. 01, 2014 :
Loved the twist!! Great writing, nice progression and description. Well done!
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Review by: Jeff McDargh on Jan. 31, 2014 :
Stars off a little like Robert Frost with a great description of the woods.
Great job with the ending things build up from bad to worse.
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Review by: Jonathan Antony Strickland on Jan. 12, 2014 :
A good solid horror story (though technically I would class it more of a fairytale with a happy ending type story as most of the horror within it happens to a pretty awful individual getting his just deserts).

The stories main protagonist is a young lad who takes great pleasure in finding and killing defenceless animals. And that’s all I'm willing to disclose to you about the plot.

There is good writing here, with deep descriptions of a typical English wood. The thing I really liked about this story is that it points out that unfortunately these beautiful and tranquil places with there magnificent fauna and wildlife, tend to attract scumbags and wasters who take great pleasure destroying the treasures within.

So if you've ever walked in the country and have witnessed some form of moronic destruction that some little arsewipe has no doubt done just for the hell of it, destroying or killing something that he has no right to, then give this a read.
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