Karl van Cleave


Swedish-born Karl van Cleave has lived and worked in many cities around Europe, in jobs ranging from police work to journalism. He is fascinated by emerging technologies, developing methods of communication, telepathy, pornography, philosophy, avant-gardism and the Marquis de Sade. His work is featured in 'Clinical, Brutal... An Anthology of Writing With Guts' (Clinicality Press 2010). 'Blades' will appear in the short story collection 'Incisions, Collisions and Aborted Missions' due early 2013. He currently lives at home in London with his mother’s mutilated corpse.


Broken Wings
Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012 by Clinicality Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
While on leave from work due to a back injury, Brendan discovers a dead pigeon, killed by a cat, in his back yard. The mutilated carcass sets him off on a heavily medicated train of existential thought: what if...?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012 by Clinicality Press. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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How would you react when you found out your wife and your friend were having an affair behind your back? 'Blades' is a dark tale of revenge, anger and clinical brutality.

Karl van Cleave's tag cloud

back injury    bird    brutal    brutality    childhood memories    clinical    death    entrails    existential    knife    knife assault    murder    painkillers    revenge    sadism    torture