Within this collection of short stories you will find a variety of monsters -- a whole consternation of them, to use the collective noun.
In these tales, a creature of make-believe proves difficult to disbelieve, a trickster-god takes an unkindly interest in witnesses, eldritch horrors can be summoned with a quilt, frustrated wolves face dangerous prey, the angel of death wears a plaid sport coat, wise old women are to be feared and heeded, Elvis remains king, the corpses of legends can be perilous to have around, and where one of the most powerful and potentially dangerous objects in the world is a fork.
Get a preview of a few of the stories via the Consternation of Monsters Podcast (http://mrherman.com/wordpress/consternation/consternation-of-monsters-podcast), or via SoundCloud.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eric Fritzius is writer, playwright, teacher, and actor of stage, screen and U.S. and Canadian basic cable. His stories have appeared the anthologies Mountain Voices, Dark Tales of Terror, Diner Stories: Off the Menu, as well as in Greenbrier Valley Quarterly Magazine.
Eric lives in Greenbrier County, W.Va., with his wife and his dogs. You can visit him at www.MrHerman.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An entertaining and well-crafted collection of short stories offering mild horror, humour, and quirky ideas. I’m not a fan of horror. Some of these stories are definitely horror-ish, but there’s nothing too icky, and good writing and humour make for an entertaining read. As you might expect in a collection, some stories are stronger than others. No real turkeys though. There are some great characters, some of whom get to appear more than once, and some rather wonderful ideas. I won’t forget the original fork in a hurry. Well-written throughout, very readable. Might be scary for the easily scared. Some violence, but mostly left to the imagination.