Thomas Kearnes, Lambda-nominated author of Texas Crude, returns with a story collection that’s even darker, more controversial, and more unforgettable.
An aging gay man finds a way to remain forever young on hookup sites, but his real face pays a terrible price. A sexual fetish takes an ominous turn from boyhood to adulthood. A meth-addicted middle-aged man hangs on to life and sanity in order to receive visits from his long-dead mother. And a desperate man kidnaps his terminally-ill romantic rival in hopes of receiving an atonement he may not deserve.
Thomas Kearnes, with over 125 published stories to his credit, has established himself as one of the most divisive and prolific short story authors in indie publishing. In Death by Misadventure, he introduces the reader to indelible characters in shocking situations through seventeen stories that first appeared in venues as diverse as Berkeley Fiction Review, Black Dandy, Pseudopod, TIMBER, Word Riot and more. Prepare to have your worst nightmares come to life.