The Black Marble Griffon & Other Disturbing Tales features short stories of good old fashioned, blood-curdling horror. Two prize winning shorts are included in this volume, The Wasps, and Helen Screaming.
Some of the other short stories include: The Cold Ghost Tentacles, which posits a solution to the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster; The Zombie Tontine, wherein an insurance investigator becomes involved in a zombie plot in Haiti; and The Creature from the Black Stone Reservoir, about a Grendel-like creature that lurks in the natural aquifer under Phoenix.
Many of Farnsworth's horror stories stem from real—and horrific—historical events, some from the darkest, most secret imaginable truths. These include Curse of the Ship Burial, about the ancient Egyptians' worldwide naval presence and Comes the Silence, which posits a rabid right-wing takeover of America. Some stories in this volume are visceral, as The Sand Man's Henchman, Body Wagon, and Ridge Riders.
Yet the horror is often cerebral, except in hindsight when his stories' spectral ideas return to haunt the imagination. Reminiscent of the wilder visions of A. A. Merritt is The Brass Gong, and E. A. Poe might have enjoyed The Visitor. Still E. W. Farnsworth's The Wakening and Night of the Sailor Moon take the reader where no horror aficionado has ever gone before.
The reader can delve into this collection and roam in any direction at will. The sheer variety of perspectives offers much for every mood, and we hope you enjoy your discovery of the writings of E.W. Farnsworth.
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About the Author
Dr. Wilson F. Engel, III, writing under his own name and the pseudonym E. W. Farnsworth, is widely published on line and in print. With over 250 poems in print and online, Dr. Engel is the author of seven books of poetry (four illustrated by artist Charlene S. Engel), two novels, a critical edition, numerous stories, a film script, a play, and over 250 literary essays, articles, notes and reviews. Winner of five first-place prizes in open, international competitions for his short stories in 2014 and 2015, Dr. Engel's westerns, spy stories, romance/thrillers and a romance will be separately published under contract in 2015. His picaresque novel about global intrigue in cryptocurrency enforcement will appear in 2016. Dr. Engel has had 23 short stories contracted for publication in anthologies that will appear in 2015. Some of E. W. Farnsworth's sci-fi stories and modern fables are available on line from Ether Books in the UK and fictuary.com in the US, and two of his John Fulghum mysteries will be coming on line in 2015 at IndelibleCHAOS in India.