The first volume of my Disturbing Works is a collection of twelve twisted tales perfect for people who like their stories dark, despicable, and deeply unsettling. Containing fantasy, sci-fi, dark humour and a lot of deliciously nasty horror, it should have something for every reader that has a sinister side and nerves of steel…
This chilling volume (along with my first novel, Deadly Burial) is available now for your Kindle or eReader at www.amazon.co.uk/kindle.
Disturbing Works…..yes, this truly is disturbing in places! Short stories are always brilliant to have on hand as they can be dipped in and out of but when you are reading these then keep a cushion ready to protect you!
There is one story pops out at me and to explain why this one affected me you have to know that I suffer from a severe form of, what is commonly known as, Frankenstein complex.
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The fear that machines via artificial intelligence might one day replace physicians
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I actually find functioning a real issue when it comes to these mechanical ‘things’, my daughter gets these toys that move and I have to have them kept away from me. This year, my husband came home with one of those Amazon Alexa jobbies and I begged him to get rid in case it was listening. SOOOOOooooooo……. here I am, petrified of these ‘things’ and I thought it would be funny to ask Alexa the Three Laws of Robotics…..I screamed and ran off crying for my Mummy. My daughter laughed then realised what happened and had to coax me back to where Alexa was. Well, I was reading one of the Disturbing Works stories and next thing I am throwing my Kindle across the bed. Hubby came home from work and sees me hiding behind my pillow not able to move (cushions and pillows protect us from all the scaries!) and he knew straight away what was wrong with me. He asked was it the tv that was showing them and then saw the Kindle (I don’t like ebooks readers but I have learned that at the moment they aren’t going to take over the world) so he took it and hid it for about a week.
I honestly thought that there could never be a short story that would have me have such a reaction but as I read on I saw that others could be affected too, maybe not in the dramatic ‘I’m gonna die’ way that I was but that they might just be creeped out. There were a few snorts of laughter jumped out of my mouth too. If you like a chuckle or a bit of a creeping out along with short stories then you will enjoy Disturbing Works!
Jon Richter lives in London and spends most of his time hiding in the guise of his sinister alter ego, an accountant called Dave. When he isn’t counting beans, he is a self-confessed nerd who loves books, films and video games – basically any way to tell a good story.
Jon writes whenever he can and hopes to bring you more disturbing stories in the very near future. For more information, visit www.jon-richter.com, or chat to him on Twitter @RichterWrites.