Matthew C. Woodruff
With sardonic wit and complete irreverence, Matthew Woodruff is one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Woodruff is a master of dark humor and satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.
It is said that Matthew was born with a book in one hand and a pen in the other (his poor mother has never forgiven him but hey, at least it wasn't a typewriter...) Shortly after the release of his first book, Matthew was named 'Author of the Month' by Self Publishers Showcase for September, 2018.
A native New Yorker, Matthew is now on staff at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Matthew is an award winning magazine features writer, editor and publisher. Matthew's vision of the world around us - seen in his dark humor and dark fiction works - is unique and not to be missed.
26 Absurdities of Tragic Proportions
From Mystery to SciFi, from Drama to Fairy Tale and from Adventure to Gothic, this book has something for everyone. This is an entertaining and humorously 'dark' collection of short tales inspired by the famous illustrations in Edward Gorey's 'Gashlycrumb Tinies'. These 26 tales tell of the misadventures of the children in Gorey's famous illustrations. You will laugh, weep, hope and fall in love with these characters. Imminently enjoyable! The imagery presented will stay with the reader long past the time the book is finally set down.
A Christmas Tale to Chill Your Heart
Even as a child, Meshelle felt a strong sense of foreboding when destiny was about to take a hand in her life, and terrible things happened, especially at Christmastime. Now a young adult, Meshelle and her friend are visiting the Christmas Market at Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol, England and the sense of foreboding comes on strong. Is another terrible thing about to happen? This one short tale will make the reader stop to wonder if we ever really know those closest to us.
Tales from the Aether
Short Stories, Thriller, Fantasy, Dark Humor, Sci-Fi
In these 14 stunningly original, provocative and entertaining stories, the reader confronts questions and situations never before considered by mere mortals. A compilation of what seems like ordinary events quickly unfold to reveal possibilities humanity has only ever dared to consider.
Imagine you've woken up in a strange place, completely in the dark... or perhaps...Your loved one has a mystical connection with an event 2000 years in the past... or...Only you can release a trapped race of beings from our world... or...Destiny opens up before you one fateful box at a time... or...Your afterlife is not at all what you thought it might be... or...You finally have a chance to return to the past and correct a fateful mistake, but at what cost... or...Only you can see into another person's soul...
These are just some of the poignant, thrilling, funny and unusual things happening to the absolutely realistic characters in TALES from the AETHER that could be any one of us.
All from the mind of the incomparable Matthew C. Woodruff, Including stories being published for the first time as well as some of his rare and classic uncollected work, this is Woodruff at his best: profound, humorous, sympathetic—revelatory.