The Penultimate Free Story at Amazon!


OK, just two more free short stories left in this promotional test of Amazon Kindle sales…

This week’s story is “The Tontine,” kind of a different little piece.  What started me thinking of this was vampires…or at least the way vampires are depicted these days in movies like Twilight.  In the past, vampires were mysterious and dark, violent and seductive.  Now, they’re angsty eternal teenagers who sparkle.  Ugh.  Got me thinking about the other horror tropes–the Frankenstein Creature, the Wolf-Man, the Mummy.  Got me thinking about how all of them are fading away as symbols of horror, replaced by other (and to me, less frightening) symbols.  How would these creatures of the night react?  What might they choose to do in today’s modern world?  Attempt to regain their apex predator status in horror…or simply fade away?

So, that’s it in a nutshell.  All the usual stuff applies…usually 99 cents at Amazon, this week, Monday through Friday, free.  Go here to get it:

As an aside, it’s going to be increasingly important for me to generate reviews at Amazon, for these pieces and for every piece that goes up there, up to and including my forthcoming collection, Little Deaths.  If you have a spare minute, leave a review for this short or any of the others.  Give it as many stars as you see fit (5 would be nice!), and write a few words.  Done.  Simple.  Just a few minutes, and it will help me immeasurably.

As always, thanks for your support!


About John F.D. Taff

John F.D. Taff is a writer, published author, raconteur and wrangler of angry stoats. He has more than 80 short stories and 7 novels published. He lives in the great, unspoiled vastness of the Midwest. He has a tremendous wife named Debbie, three pugs, Sadie, Tovah and Muriel, and three great kids--Harry, Sam and Molly. View all posts by John F.D. Taff

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