Matthew Tonks

Biography

Together we ride the steed of madness, along a road long foretold. Do not let the dire consequences scare you from this journey, for it is written, so it must be. We traveller. We explorers of otherworldly things. Let us share our providence, so we may all prosper.
Hidden in the depths of it all, you will find your utopia, and it will be a beautiful sight to witness.
For I may walk beside you, and I may carry your umbrella in the sun, just don’t expect me to dig you up, when the zombie apocalypse comes...

Where to find Matthew Tonks online

Series

2020 Twisted Stories/Unhindged Poems
Welcome to a different kind of madness, welcome to the world of 2020! Regardless of the book that you hold in your hands being crafted from digital code or a murdered tree bathed in ink, brings you another twenty tales of madness that share one thing, the insanity forced upon it by the hollowed moon of 2020! Feel the desperation as it gives way to the acceptance of a tomorrow that will not be what you want it to be. As the lies that hide beneath the visage of a new dawn lost upon the blood of an old one. So take my hand and journey with me as we witness stories that are not meant to be. Let us see these deeds and many more tales that rise from the soil filled holes that litter the darkness, as we journey along the twisted road to madness. For sometimes there are worlds, stories and characters that we need not spend a lifetime with. For sometimes there are events that require only a moment to be shared. These moments. These characters. These short stories.These glimpses into a world unhinged by the beginning of a new decade.
2020 Book One: Twisted Stories/Unhinged Poems
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2020 Book Two: Twisted Stories/Unhinged Poems
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2020 Book Three: Twisted Stories/Unhinged Poems
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2020 Book Four: Twisted Stories/Unhinged Poems
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2020 Book Five: Twisted Stories/Unhinged Poems
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2020 Book Six: Twisted Stories/Unhinged Poems
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Breadcrumbs To Madness
The brief was simple, I had to write a short story within a limited time When the dust settled I was left with 24 shorts with no place to call home. So I posted them on my blog, and then from the breadcrumbs I created the slightly enlarged, twisted short stories you’ll find inside, in 24 hours. So let us walk through the madness created by a simple plan, that exploded into a world littered with breadcrumb...
Breadcrumbs To Madness 1
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Breadcrumbs To Madness 2
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Poems For....
Join us as we set off on a journey through the many stages of life, through poems told for those intended, and those.... NOT.....
Poems For Those About To Die
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Poems For The Jilted Lover
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Poems For Those Who Have Sinned
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Poems For The Bitter End
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Dismembered Tales & Entrails
Bear witness to these 4 books that each house 31 stories broken and twisted, dismembered from their bodies and reassembled intricately, as life is taken and given, leaving them to resemble something that was never meant to be. For these stories you hold here, all began life as a shard, a snippet of a grander idea. An idea now fleshed out before you in a somewhat gruesome manner, much like a hunter skinning the flesh from his prey.
Dismembered Tales & Entrails Book Four
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Dismembered Tales & Entrails Book One
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Dismembered Tales & Entrails Book Three
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Dismembered Tales & Entrails Book Two
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A Twisted Kiss On New Years Eve
Tomorrow will be another day, but tonight we party like it is the end of the world! But dear reader, don’t be afraid of what is before you. For in these new year celebratory collections sits 31 stories broken and twisted, dismembered from their bodies and reassembled intricately, as life is taken and given, leaving them to resemble something that was never meant to be. See these moments told through the clouded mumblings of a whisper given beyond the doors of madness.
A Twisted Kiss On New Years Eve 2017
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A Twisted Kiss On New Years Eve 2019
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A Twistedly Jolly Christmas
Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and the tension inside is to die for, there is only one place for the knife to go, so let the blood flow, let the blood flow, let the blood flow. The time of year is full of cheer, the bank balance is now in arrears, you have nowhere to go, so let the madness flows, let the madness flow, let it flow. While the madness is washed away in a sea of blood, as we bring you our jam packed Christmas Special, overflowing with 31 short stories designed to warm your Christmas spirit, or bury it forever.
A Twistedly Jolly Christmas 2017
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A Twistedly Jolly Christmas 2019
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A Twisted Halloween
Step inside the madness with the annual Halloween special filled to the brim with 31 short stories designed to send you on a journey of insanity, lost in the fevered dreams of a challenge that lived well past its life span. But don't be fooled, for this is a HALLOWEEN lost on the twisted roads of my madness, and it takes more than a sure footed saint to step inside, without kissing your arse goodbye.
A Twisted Halloween 2017
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A Twisted Halloween 2019
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Twisted Roads
The world is a twisted globe, spinning round and round, allowing light to breathe life onto its weary bones. But where there's light, there's always darkness, and hiding in the shadows are things our imagination cannot even begin to understand. So buckle up and venture forward on a journey through thirty-one short stories that will take you through the veil of sanity and onto the twisted roads.

Books

Dark Stars - Firelight
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 20,080. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Zander Kane was once a trusted and highly decorated general for the United Federation, that was until the day he betrayed not only his own race, but his own flesh and blood to join The Dark Collective so he could be with the woman he loved. Now he rides stardust and slipstreams, captaining the star ship Betha, fighting in hope of one day freeing the worlds from the Federations ruling grasp.
2020 Book Eight: Twisted Stories/Unhinged Poems
Series: 2020 Twisted Stories/Unhindged Poems. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 14,760. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
As you read these words, know that you have already taken the last step of your journey towards the wickedness we bring you. So wait no longer, compete the phase and open OUR pages of insanity. Allow the finality of all things be complete, and in doing so you will allow these moments, these characters, these short glimpses that are collected here for you to witness seep inside all you are.
2020 Book Seven: Twisted Stories/Unhinged Poems
Series: 2020 Twisted Stories/Unhindged Poems. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 13,300. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
As you read these words, know that you have already taken the last step of your journey towards the wickedness we bring you. So wait no longer, compete the phase and open OUR pages of insanity. Allow the finality of all things be complete, and in doing so you will allow these moments, these characters, these short glimpses that are collected here for you to witness seep inside all you are.
Breadcrumbs To Madness 2
Series: Breadcrumbs To Madness. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 14,420. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The brief was simple, I had 1 day to create 24 ludicrous 500 + word stories that utilised a genre, a location, and some obscure object that almost had no place in the scene it was thrown into. The pages of the book you hold now in your hands, houses those stories. So, now the question I ask of you, is do you dare open the pages and see the true terrors 1-day can bring upon man?
2020 Book Six: Twisted Stories/Unhinged Poems
Series: 2020 Twisted Stories/Unhindged Poems. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 14,150. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
As you read these words, know that you have already taken the last step of your journey towards the wickedness we bring you. So wait no longer, compete the phase and open OUR pages of insanity. Allow the finality of all things be complete, and in doing so you will allow these moments, these characters, these short glimpses that are collected here for you to witness seep inside all you are.
2020 Book Five: Twisted Stories/Unhinged Poems
Series: 2020 Twisted Stories/Unhindged Poems. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 13,280. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
As you read these words, know that you have already taken the last step of your journey towards the wickedness we bring you. So wait no longer, compete the phase and open OUR pages of insanity. Allow the finality of all things be complete, and in doing so you will allow these moments, these characters, these short glimpses that are collected here for you to witness seep inside all you are.
Breadcrumbs To Madness 1
Series: Breadcrumbs To Madness. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 13,240. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The brief was simple, I had 1 day to create 24 ludicrous 500 + word stories that utilised a genre, a location, and some obscure object that almost had no place in the scene it was thrown into. The pages of the book you hold now in your hands, houses those stories. So, now the question I ask of you, is do you dare open the pages and see the true terrors 1-day can bring upon man?
2020 Book Four: Twisted Stories/Unhinged Poems
Series: 2020 Twisted Stories/Unhindged Poems. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 13,660. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
As you read these words, know that you have already taken the last step of your journey towards the wickedness we bring you. So wait no longer, compete the phase and open OUR pages of insanity. Allow the finality of all things be complete, and in doing so you will allow these moments, these characters, these short glimpses that are collected here for you to witness seep inside all you are.
2020 Book Three: Twisted Stories/Unhinged Poems
Series: 2020 Twisted Stories/Unhindged Poems. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 13,950. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
As you read these words, know that you have already taken the last step of your journey towards the wickedness we bring you. So wait no longer, compete the phase and open OUR pages of insanity. Allow the finality of all things be complete, and in doing so you will allow these moments, these characters, these short glimpses that are collected here for you to witness seep inside all you are.
Poems For The Jilted Lover
Series: Poems For..... Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2020. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Death, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
It's time for those of broken heart to rise and claim what is theirs, to strive and purge the beast from within, or from out there. Join us as we're once again stuck between two shards of glass with 44 deranged poems of love pushed over the edge, and onto, the twisted roads of madness...
Poems For Those About To Die
Series: Poems For..... Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Death
Delve through the darkness, as we bring you 44 poems carved in the skin of its host, on a journey towards self-discovery, where the monster is not an unknown beast haunting the shadows, but hiding deep within who we are. Come, join us in death, so the truth will let us see, who we really are...
Poems For The Bitter End
Series: Poems For..... Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2020. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Death, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Welcome to the bitter end of all things, our time is done, this world, this life, this very existence we have so pathetically wasted, is now at its crescendo. So, before the light fades, sit back and immerse yourself in all that was, and ever will be, with 44 poems that will ease your journey into the nirvana of nothingness, and lead you towards the light, through the twisted eye of madness…
2020 Book Two: Twisted Stories/Unhinged Poems
Series: 2020 Twisted Stories/Unhindged Poems. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 14,080. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
As you read these words, know that you have already taken the last step of your journey towards the wickedness we bring you. So wait no longer, compete the phase and open OUR pages of insanity. Allow the finality of all things be complete, and in doing so you will allow these moments, these characters, these short glimpses that are collected here for you to witness seep inside all you are.
2020 Book One: Twisted Stories/Unhinged Poems
Series: 2020 Twisted Stories/Unhindged Poems. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 14,500. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
As you read these words, know that you have already taken the last step of your journey towards the wickedness we bring you. So wait no longer, compete the phase and open OUR pages of insanity. Allow the finality of all things be complete, and in doing so you will allow these moments, these characters, these short glimpses that are collected here for you to witness seep inside all you are.
Dismembered Tales & Entrails Book Four
Series: Dismembered Tales & Entrails. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 12,600. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Bear witness to these 31 stories broken and twisted, dismembered from their bodies and reassembled intricately, as life is taken and given, leaving them to resemble something that was never meant to be. For these stories you hold here, all began life as a shard, a snippet of a grander idea. An idea now fleshed out before you in a somewhat gruesome manner, much like a hunter skinning the flesh from
Dismembered Tales & Entrails Book Three
Series: Dismembered Tales & Entrails. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 15,500. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Bear witness to these 31 stories broken and twisted, dismembered from their bodies and reassembled intricately, as life is taken and given, leaving them to resemble something that was never meant to be. For these stories you hold here, all began life as a shard, a snippet of a grander idea. An idea now fleshed out before you in a somewhat gruesome manner, much like a hunter skinning the flesh from
Dismembered Tales & Entrails Book Two
Series: Dismembered Tales & Entrails. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 16,190. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Bear witness to these 31 stories broken and twisted, dismembered from their bodies and reassembled intricately, as life is taken and given, leaving them to resemble something that was never meant to be. For these stories you hold here, all began life as a shard, a snippet of a grander idea. An idea now fleshed out before you in a somewhat gruesome manner, much like a hunter skinning the flesh from
Dismembered Tales & Entrails Book One
Series: Dismembered Tales & Entrails. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 17,400. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Bear witness to these 31 stories broken and twisted, dismembered from their bodies and reassembled intricately, as life is taken and given, leaving them to resemble something that was never meant to be. For these stories you hold here, all began life as a shard, a snippet of a grander idea. An idea now fleshed out before you in a somewhat gruesome manner, much like a hunter skinning the flesh from
A Twisted Kiss On New Years Eve 2019
Series: A Twisted Kiss On New Years Eve. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 15,200. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Tomorrow will be another day, but tonight we party like it is the end of the world! But dear reader, don’t be afraid of what is before you. For in these pages sits 31 stories broken and twisted, dismembered from their bodies and reassembled intricately, as life is taken and given, leaving them to resemble something that was never meant to be.
A Twistedly Jolly Christmas 2019
Series: A Twistedly Jolly Christmas. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 16,220. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and the tension inside is to die for, there is only one place for the knife to go, so let the blood flow, let the blood flow, let the blood flow. The time of year is full of cheer, the bank balance is now in arrears, you have nowhere to go, so let the madness flows, let the madness flow, let it flow.
A Twisted Halloween 2019
Series: A Twisted Halloween. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 18,840. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Step inside the madness as these 31 short stories send you on a journey of insanity, lost in the fevered dreams of a challenge that lived well past its life span. But don't be fooled, for this is a HALLOWEEN lost on the twisted roads of my madness, and it takes more than a sure footed saint to step inside, without kissing your arse goodbye.
A Twisted Kiss On New Years Eve 2017
Series: A Twisted Kiss On New Years Eve. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 18,950. Language: Australian English. Published: December 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Tomorrow will be another day, but tonight we party like it is the end of the world! But dear reader, don’t be afraid of what is before you. For in these pages sits 31 stories broken and twisted, dismembered from their bodies and reassembled intricately, as life is taken and given, leaving them to resemble something that was never meant to be.
A Twistedly Jolly Christmas 2017
Series: A Twistedly Jolly Christmas. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 19,390. Language: Australian English. Published: December 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and the tension inside is to die for, there is only one place for the knife to go, so let the blood flow, let the blood flow, let the blood flow. The time of year is full of cheer, the bank balance is now in arrears, you have nowhere to go, so let the madness flows, let the madness flow, let it flow.
A Twisted Halloween 2017
Series: A Twisted Halloween. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 20,830. Language: Australian English. Published: October 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
Step inside the madness as these 31 short stories send you on a journey of insanity, lost in the fevered dreams of a challenge that lived well past its life span. But don't be fooled, for this is a HALLOWEEN lost on the twisted roads of my madness, and it takes more than a sure footed saint to step inside, without kissing your arse goodbye.
The Roundhead - Definitive Edition
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 89,620. Language: Australian English. Published: October 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Marty Towns didn’t know the story you’re about to read, a story he believed he had written, would free an ancient evil that was trapped just outside the edge of our reality. An evil born, without sin, without a soul, that hungers for ours to fuel its one desire, vengeance on he who imprisoned it. Will you dare read it? Will you dare share it? Will you become the next victim of, The Roundhead?
Poems For Those Who Have Sinned
Series: Poems For..... Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
Face the truth, for there is no saviour coming to wash your deepest sins away, instead there is only the madness of what you have done. So, why not join us as we sell our already rotten souls to the highest bidder and enjoy 44 twisted poems soaked in the blood of the innocent. What do you have to lose that is not already lost?
Twisted Roads Volume Three - An Anthology Of More Twisted Tales
Series: Twisted Roads. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 20,880. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
If it is the things that crawl in the dead of night you wish to see, then look no further for here you have found it here, where the very walls of the world you inhabit grow teeth and bite. So, sit down and bear witness to thirty-one tales of weirdness, while the roads that ever twist, grab at you, like hands from the other side, trying to drag you down into their endless pit of madness.
Twisted Roads Volume Two - Another Anthology Of Twisted Tales
Series: Twisted Roads. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 20,970. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
It's time to venture back into the darkness with another thirty-one demented tales of the wickedness that infects us all, a muddy collection of stories intertwined by a sickness that knows no end, and gives no reprieve. So prepare for another ride as we once again drive headlong down the roads of madness, where your trust is never to be given away lightly, as no one is who, or what they seem.
Twisted Roads Volume One - An Anthology Of Twisted Tales
Series: Twisted Roads. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until Nov. 30!) Words: 22,170. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The world is a twisted globe, spinning round and round, allowing light to breathe life onto its weary bones. But where there's light, there's always darkness, and hiding in the shadows are things our imagination cannot even begin to understand. So buckle up and venture forward on a journey through thirty-one short stories that will take you through the veil of sanity and onto the twisted roads.

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