Eric Fritzius

A Consternation of Monsters

Within this collection of short stories can be found 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.

Eric Fritzius is writer, playwright, teacher, and actor of stage, screen and US and Canadian basic cable. His writing has appeared the anthologies Mountain Voices, Dark Tales of Terror, Diner Stories: Off the Menu, Greenbrier Valley Quarterly Magazine, Writerly Advice, and In the Midst: A Covid-19 Anthology. Eric lives in West Virginia.
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