S.G. Browne

Shooting Monkeys in a Barrel

An original ebook collection of ten dark and humorous tales that includes: a family of luck poachers; extraterrestrial sex toys; a group of professional guinea pigs; a reality TV show starring the Seven Deadly Sins; and a zombie gigolo.

Just to name a few.

Several of the stories have appeared in other print collections or anthologies and others are brand-new tales that have never been published. Two of the stories included, “A Zombie’s Lament” and “Softland,” are the predecessors to my novels, Breathers and Lucky Bastard, while “The Sodom and Gomorrah Shore” incorporates several characters that appeared in my second novel, Fated. And after each tale you’ll find author notes as to how the story originated.

Here’s a brief description of the stories you’ll find inside this original ebook collection of Ten Twisted Tales:

“A Zombie’s Lament” – A newly reanimated corpse attends Undead Anonymous meetings with other zombies and comes to terms with the reality of his new existence.

“Softland” – A family of luck poachers living in central California attempts to turn around its fortunes from a deal gone bad.

“My Ego Is Bigger than Yours” – A new designer drug reinvents role-playing games by allowing its users to temporarily become dead celebrities and fictional characters.

“Dream Girls” – A futuristic tale of sexual obsession, extraterrestrial intelligence, the death of Marilyn Monroe, and the assassination of JFK.

“Shooting Monkeys in a Barrel” – A writer suffering from writer’s block becomes addicted to the words he purchases from a drug dealer.

“Captivity” – A lonely and terrified prisoner is held captive in a bizarre and mysterious place.

“The Sodom and Gomorrah Shore” – The Seven Deadly Sins star in the original reality television show, set back during the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

“Homer’s Reprise” – A modern day story of Odysseus that blends Greek mythology with Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster, and Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.

“Dr. Lullaby” – A panhandler and professional guinea pig discovers that the pharmaceutical drugs he’s been testing have given him unusual side effects.

“Zombie Gigolo” – A day in the life of a living corpse who provides a unique service for lonely and desperate female zombies.

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