“I already knew Carson Winter was one of the best newer writers of the Weird, but with SOFT TARGETS my admiration and expectations of his work have skyrocketed. Read this book.”Jon Padgett, author of The Secret of Ventriloquism
Join New Weird Horror publisher Tenebrous Press and author Carson Winter for the release of SOFT TARGETS, a reality-bending novella about malignant malaise; the surrender to violence; and the addictive appeal of tragedy as entertainment. Sunday, March 19, 7p-9p at Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont, Portland, OR 97213
Readings by the author, as well as Portland Bizarro author Danger Slater (I Will Rot Without You). Copies of Soft Targets will be available to purchase, as will additional titles from both Tenebrous Press and Danger Slater.
You know that office bromance: two of a kind, always taking their lunch together, always wearing the same sly grin. Only ever a hair away from a cold joke about how spreadsheets are a living hell; about taking a bullet if it means going home early on Friday. Sometimes in these fantasies, they’re heroes being hauled out on a stretcher.
Sometimes they’re the ones pulling the trigger.
Now, say these guys discover a loophole that makes some days less real than others—less permanent—and start to act out their violent fantasies without fear of reprisal. Why shouldn’t they? Tomorrow, everything will go back to normal, with no one the wiser but them.
They’ll always remember what it felt like to act on their basest impulses. They’ll know how it could feel to do it again.
Maybe you don’t know these guys. Maybe you don’t want to.
Soft Targets is a reality-bending novella about malignant malaise; the surrender to violence; and the addictive appeal of tragedy as entertainment. Grab your copy direct from the publisher, Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.
Carson Winter is a minimalist weirdo, a conversational absurdist, and a vehemently bleak-minded artist making his home in the Pacific Northwest. His fiction has appeared in Vastarien, Apex, and Dread Stone Press’ Split Scream series. You can find him on Twitter @CarsonWinter3 or at carsonwinter.com.
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