A Flutter of Darkness: 15 Dark Tales
A flutter is a gathering of butterflies. Elegant, ethereal, inspiring joy and wonder. But not all butterflies feed on flowers and light. Some are drawn to decomposing bodies and trickling pools of blood. Some, are drawn to darkness.
This collection of short stories and novellas is the perfect place to admire those creatures. Whimsical and beautiful, splattered with terror, these stories show the darkness that lies hidden within us all.
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"By turns terrifying and thought-provoking, Jason Lavelle's A Flutter of Darkness is a delicious descent into darkness that's as delightful as it is disturbing. Each story is like a little gut-punch of terror that will keep you turning pages until all hours. Fans of Stephen King will appreciate Lavelle's brand of horror - there's a lot to see here, folks."
Alistair Cross, bestselling author of The Ghosts of Ravencrest and The Vampires of Crimson Cove series.
"A Flutter of Darkness is as deliciously dark as it is sweet, especially for those who like their horror stories taxed with a haunting, inexorable doom." - Joshua Robertson
"A chilling buffet of bite-sized terror that will leave you wondering what you might have done in the same position." --Tosca Lee, NYT bestselling author of THE LINE BETWEEN
"In A Flutter of Darkness, LaVelle crafts not just one fun universe but a multiplicity of them. Clear writing, fun concepts, and an eye for detail make this one a keeper!"
Michaelbrent Collings, Bram Stoker Award finalist and bestselling author of Terminal and This Darkness Light
"A Flutter of Darkness by Jason LaVelle is a not-to-be-missed read for all horror fans!
Writing my synopsis for "A Flutter of Darkness," by Jason LaVelle would never equal that of the author's own as it appears on Amazon's book page. "A flutter is a gathering of butterflies. Elegant, ethereal, inspiring joy and wonder. But not all butterflies feed on flowers and light. Some are drawn to decomposing bodies and trickling pools of blood; some are drawn to darkness. This collection of short stories and novellas is the perfect place to admire those creatures. Whimsical and beautiful, splattered with terror, these stories show the darkness that lays hidden within us all."
There are fifteen short stories, "short" being relative, that span the entire horror genre scope. From a dystopian world where overpopulation calls for extreme measures to a magical garden full of buried books to a story with strong impressions of William Golding's "Lord of the Flies," the imagination of Jason LaVelle knows no bounds.
In "A Flutter of Darkness," everyday occurrences become anything but ordinary, dreams become nightmares, and whimsical beginnings morph into dramatic and oft times, violent horror. LaVelle's writing style varies with each of the stories, but one skill is constant among them all... his ability to lead the reader into the mind-boggling, yet believable characters and situations that are never as they originally appear. Twists and turns are par for the course and the conclusions of each story are always surprising. "A Flutter of Darkness" is a not-to-be-missed short story anthology guaranteed to excite and win new fans for this very talented author."
Lex Allen, Readers' Favorite Book Reviews