Writing fiction can be like pulling teeth: difficult, painful and bloody. In Pulling Teeth, Alan Ryker presents six stories yanked from his mind like rotten molars.
The end of civilization is brought about when written words stop transmitting their original meanings, and begin to transmit a new one.
A man's own soul punishes him for his horrible crimes in a re-imagining of the tale of Eros and Psyche.
A documentary filmmaker is drawn into the world of the homeless living in the Amtrak tunnels under New York City, and discovers something even stranger than his original subject.
Pulling Teeth is an entertaining and disturbing introduction to the work of up-and-coming fiction author Alan Ryker. It contains both new and previously published stories that will challenge your conceptions of horror, literary fiction and the dark spaces in between.
Alan Ryker is the product of a good, clean country upbringing. Though he now lives with his wife in the suburbs of Kansas City, the sun-bleached prairie still haunts his fiction. To learn more about his work, go to www.alanryker.com.