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Monday, 7 October 2019


Award-winning story writer Clinton Smith already has three collections on Buzzword but most of them were written and published years ago. Now, he's returned to the genre with a vengeance.

Grim Fairy Tales for Adults is a blast. Stories extraordinary and bizarre written to  amuse and intrigue... Cautionary tales for the modern predicament? Some are timeless. But all are fun. And Smith's riant, mordant take on life will keep you entertained and intrigued.

In Tattoo, a young girl tattooed by Picasso becomes an art-collector's obsession.

In Smart Move, a Duke whose neighbours are a famous rock band, discovers the perfect way to silence them.

In Hannigan, a young man who falls in love with an elderly woman never suspects why they're so compatible.

In Deep Water, the inhabitants of a residential cruise ship become the only life left on the planet.

In Elephant, a magician that can make anything instantly disappear requires his new assistant to murder someone to ensure she doesn't give away his methods.

In Genie, a 10,000 year old sprite, weary of arranging sexual trysts and murders, tries to retire from the world. But is landed with one last assignment.

In Metal Fatigue, when metal everywhere begins to degrade, a con escapes from prison. Only to find himself stymied when he tries to recover his stash...

And so it goes... Twelve absorbing shock and awe tales. (32,000 words) Price just $1.99.

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