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Dark Diaries & Twisted Tales: Volume 1 Joseph Andrew Killeen

Dark Diaries & Twisted Tales: Volume 1

Joseph Andrew Killeen

Published September 8th 2013
ISBN : 9781495217333
Paperback
378 pages
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Dark Diaries & Twisted Tales (Volume 1) is an anthology of twenty short stories that explore themes of humanity, existentialism, fantasy, drama and horror. While examining the dark side of human nature at large, these stories do so with a bitingMoreDark Diaries & Twisted Tales (Volume 1) is an anthology of twenty short stories that explore themes of humanity, existentialism, fantasy, drama and horror. While examining the dark side of human nature at large, these stories do so with a biting sense of dark humor and a provocative edge. The collection is split into Book I and Book II, with stories in Book I being relatively lighter and more realistic and those in Book II being darker and more supernatural. Certain stories correspond between Book I and Book II like Lost Boys & Girls and Shipwrecked which follows a group of friends on an epic and mind-expanding journey from the gritty streets of New York City to the colorful and mysterious beaches of Bermuda. Written in the Stars and Shooting Stars follow Destiny on her path from a lost, broke & naive girl who finds herself in a dangerous love triangle to an arguably lucky, filthy rich lottery winner who literally finds herself in an alternate dimension thanks to the new doors that her riches open to her. Fleeting Pleasures and Creatures of Night work together to show how exhilarating and dangerous ones life can end up when they choose to live on the edge in a world full of colorful characters. Revamped takes a look at the often horrific and cutthroat fashion industry, assuming the fashion executives from hell and the frighteningly thin models to be bloodsucking vampires with blood as cold as ice. In The Spirit of Bourbon Street its all fun and games until someone dies. Not necessarily in the case of the New Orleans party girls of this story who manage to retain their party spirit even after death when they are literal spirits. Other standalone stories such as Eyes on Me and Inner Demons deal with overcoming negativity, while Wilted Roses, Dirty Money Love and Drama Voyeur/Playing the Victim deal with being consumed by negativity. Each story holds a deliberate theme and is markedly considered in every aspect from start to finish.