Scott Nicholson says: "Suzanne Tyrpak shows in these tales that horror can not only aspire to literary value, but also explore emotional and psychological terrain that is difficult to reach via other roads. Horror can hit you in the gut or mess with your head, but at its best it can reach into your heart as well. And these tales reflect perhaps the biggest horror of all--that we are alive, and this life is full of pain and death and love and sharp edges...
Enter this circus and let Suzanne show you why horror is the greatest show on earth."
This collection of short stories is composed of three segments: Airport Stories, Hot Flashes, and Gothica. They range in length from 100 words to over 3000. Total word count is approximately 15,000 words, about 55 pages.
Ghost Plane was originally published by CrimeSpree Magazine. Venus Faded appears in the anthology Pronto! Writings from Rome (Triple Tree Publishing, 2002) along with notable authors including: Dorothy Allison, Elizabeth Engstrom, Terry Brooks and John Saul. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers awarded Suzanne Tyrpak first prize in the Colorado Gold Writing Contest, and Maui Writers awarded her third prize in the Rupert Hughes writing competition.
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