Eric J. Guignard

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That Which Grows Wild

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THAT WHICH GROWS WILD: 16 TALES OF DARK FICTION


That Which Grows Wild collects sixteen dark and masterful short fiction stories by award-winning author Eric J. Guignard. Equal parts of whimsy and weird, horror and heartbreak, this debut collection traverses the darker side of the fantastic through vibrant and harrowing tales that encounter monsters and regrets, hope and atonement, and the oddly changing reflection that turns back at you in the mirror.

Discover why, after only several years, Eric J. Guignard has developed an ardent following and earned praise by masters of the craft such as Ramsey Campbell (“Guignard gives voice to paranoid vision that’s all too believable.”) and Rick Hautala (“No other young horror author is better, I think, than Eric J. Guignard.”) by stories such as these:

•   In “A Case Study in Natural Selection and How It Applies to Love,” a teen learns about himself while contemplating the theory of Natural Selection as the world around slowly dies from rising temperature and increasing cases of spontaneous combustion.

•   In “Dreams of a Little Suicide,” a down-on-his-luck dwarven man unexpectedly finds his dreams and love in Hollywood as a munchkin for filming of The Wizard of Oz, but soon those dreams begin to darken.

•   In “The Inveterate Establishment of Daddano & Co.,” an aged undertaker tells the true story behind Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, and of the grime that accumulates beneath our floors.

•   In “A Journey of Great Waves,” a Japanese girl encounters, years later, the ocean-borne debris of her tsunami-ravaged homeland, and the ghosts that come with it.

•   In “The House of the Rising Sun, Forever,” a tragic voice gives dire warning against the cycle of opium addiction from which, even after death, there is no escape.

•   In “Last Days of the Gunslinger, John Amos,” a gunfighter keeps a decimated town’s surviving children safe on a mountaintop from the incursion of ferocious creatures… until a flash flood strikes, and their one chance may be to sail away on it.

... and ten other unforgettable tales. Explore within, and discover a wild range upon which grows the dark, the strange, and the profound.

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  Product Details:                    
                         
  That Which Grows Wild: 16 Tales of Dark Fiction   Written by Eric J. Guignard  
  Available in Trade Paperback and Electronic Media   Number of pages: 296 (about 82,000 words)  
  Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-00-5   Paperback published by Harper Day Books  
  E-book ASIN: B07F6P27JV   E-book Published by Cemetery Dance Publications  
  Library of Congress Control Number: 2018908106      
  First edition published in July, 2018      
  Made in the United States of America      
         
 
 
  Full Contents Include:              
         
  A Case Study in Natural Selection and How It Applies to Love   Vancouver Fog  
  Last Days of the Gunslinger, John Amos   A Curse and a Kiss  
  Momma   Whispers of the Earth  
  Footprints Fading in the Desert   A Serving of Nomu Sashimi  
  The House of the Rising Sun, Forever   Certain Sights of an Afflicted Woman  
  The Inveterate Establishment of Daddano & Co.   A Journey of Great Waves  
  Last Night . . .   A Quaint Ol’ Bigfoot Tale  
  Those Who Watch From On High   Dreams of a Little Suicide  
         
 
 
  Reviews and Praise:              
         
  I feel privileged to have read That Which Grows Wild by Eric J. Guignard. The defining new voice of horror has arrived, and I stand in awe.” —Nancy Holder, NYT bestselling author, Wicked  
         
 
 
  Eric J. Guignard crafts storytelling into a timeless masterpiece: That Which Grows Wild: 16 Tales of Dark Fiction is a brilliant collection of haunting stories that will captivate readers that relish dark fiction.” —Fanbase Press  
         
 
 
  A good story evolves, develops, grows into an adventurous journey that the reader can become absorbed in and think about long after the last page is turned. And that’s just what the book That Which Grows Wild: 16 Tales of Dark Fiction by Bram Stoker Award-winner Eric J. Guignard does for the reader.” —Amazing Stories Magazine  
         
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