Flash fiction doesn’t leave a lot of room for build-up, so it’s best to start by going for the throat and seeing where it leads. In these stories Ryan Sayles does just that. He turns on a dim light and leads the reader down an already claustrophobic path. Active shooter event? Check. Ugly, failed relationships? Check. Dope fiends making smart decisions? Check. People seeking out roadkill because that’s the deepest relationship they can handle? Check. Putting on a soiled Easter Bunny costume to say goodbye the hard way to your former office colleagues who all foolishly thought they had the last laugh? Check and double check. Each story is like an unmarked pill; just swallow it and see what happens. C’mon. It’ll be fun.


It's been two tears since Harmon Brown went into the blizzards of Montana to hunt and kill the beast that took his family. Two years Harmon has been carrying the curse that stole his humanity. So far, he has been able to control it, but the beast needs to feed, and Harmon has made a choice. It's time to fight monsters with a monster.
 Dodge City, Kansas circa 1880 provides the backdrop for this tale of wierd western adventure. BABY JUICE is the first in a series of short stories by Brian Panowich that chronicle the legend of Harmon Brown.

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