SWINE AND OTHER TALES

Published February 2020

“I don’t hate you.” he said with a smile. “Please don’t think I’m trying to give you your just desserts. I want to help you. It will be painful, yes, but I’m trying to give you another chance. A new life. The one you were meant to have all along. You’re an animal; that’s why you’ve never felt quite at home with people, why you’ve never had a problem hurting them… Once you’re in your new body, you’ll slowly get used to evil being impossible. The whole idea will drift off, further and further away. Eventually, you’ll even forget what evil is.”

 

A child struggles to understand his parents’ abusive relationship while an unreachable and malevolent entity tightens its grip on his mind.

 

A servant of Henry VIII begins questioning his own sanity as incessant nightmares bleed into his waking life.

 

A white-collar everyman who feels imprisoned by his comfortable routine finds solace in a twisted hobby.

 

A Russian defector seeks refuge in an abandoned Arctic research station where he discovers the horrible fate that befell the crew.

 

This eclectic collection of horror stories blends elements of paranormal fiction, realism, and literary modernism in an engrossing cocktail spanning a vast range of settings and themes. Glaze’s unique voice, cruel subject matter, and palpably real characters make for an experience that will haunt and captivate horror readers of all tastes.

STONEBERRY

Published June 2019

"He walked through the doorway and stopped. His smile wilted and his mouth hung open. A tremor appeared in his hands and spread rapidly through the rest of his body, sapping the strength from his limbs and sending a cold prickle dancing over his skin. His eyes bulged from their sockets. His lips quivered as a dreadful sound failed to escape his lungs."

 

17-year-old Ryan Cooper is jaded with life. He wastes his days in a fog of drink, drugs, and music in a vain attempt to escape the looming truths of adulthood. 

When he stumbles upon the long-abandoned Stoneberry Asylum, and uncovers the story of a virtuosic guitarist who was a patient there, his sudden sense of purpose sends his quiet life spiralling into madness and horror.


As Ryan's obsession consumes him, the ghosts of a bloody past begin seeping into the present, overshadowed by a malicious and unreachable entity beyond his most terrible imaginings…

©2019 by Connor Glaze - Author.