Everyone’s had THAT day—the one where a spell went south, a glitch ate some code in the doomsday device, and aliens are on the move eat your brains. Okay, maybe we haven't all had that day. In What Went Wrong?, fifteen authors give us stories of the best laid plans gone awry.
*A unlucky cult that just can’t catch a break in their efforts to please the Elder Gods
*A new hire trying to survive an office where the HR is full of headhunters, literally.
*A super villain who gets unwanted attention from a love-struck hero
* An irritated Lord of Hell whose hundred-year absence has left him a little behind the times
*A college student who finds his fear of the dark may be warranted
From humorous to horrific and everything in between, this selection of tales is certain to make any day look a little bit better.
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About the Author
I was pretty sure that I’d starve as a writer, so I closed my notebook after college and spent fifty years doing other things. It was enjoyably haphazard, with an original wife, two children and five grandchildren as proof of life. Post university (BS Illinois) I got paid to be a Naval officer specializing in diving and bomb-disarming; a reporter for the Providence, Rhode Island Journal; a foreign intelligence specialist (interpret that however you like); and an international sales and marketing executive for two pulp and paper companies. I acquired an MBA from NYU with the idea that I'd frog hop companies on my way to the top, but wound up staying with the same company for a quarter century. I've lived and worked in Germany, Finland, Japan and England, and traveled to another seventy countries. I speak German, French and (very bad) Japanese. Having circled back around to writing I guess the first shall also be last. My focus is on fantasy, horror, science fiction and folk and fairy tales, almost all of which (about sixty) have been accepted for on-line or print publication. The folk and fairy tales were issued as a book The Witch Made Me Do It by Gypsy Shadow Publications. And, of course, this book. When I run out of fantasy ideas I write literary fiction and poetry.
Eric J. Guignard writes dark and speculative fiction from the outskirts of Los Angeles. By role of editor, he’s also published the anthologies, “Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations” and “After Death…”, the latter of which won the 2013 Bram Stoker Award. Read his novella, “Baggage of Eternal Night” (a finalist for the 2014 International Thriller Writers Award), and watch for forthcoming books, including “Chestnut ’Bo” (TBP 2016). Outside of the glamorous and jet-setting world of indie fiction, Eric's a technical writer and college professor, and he stumbles home each day to a wife, children, cats, and a terrarium filled with mischievous beetles. Visit Eric at: www.ericjguignard.com, his blog: ericjguignard.blogspot.com, or Twitter: @ericjguignard.
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