Chiral Mad by Michael Bailey

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Chiral Mad is an anthology of psychological horror containing twenty-eight short stories by established authors and newcomers from around the world. All profit from sales of this anthology go directly to Down syndrome charities. Featuring the imaginations of Jack Ketchum, Gary Braunbeck, Gene O'Neill, Gary McMahon, Gord Rollo, Jeff Strand, Michael Bailey, and many others, with an introduction by Thomas F. Monteleone.

Table of Contents:

Introduction - Thomas F. Monteleone
White Pills - Ian ShoebridgeLost in a Field of Paper Flowers - Gord RolloThe Perfection of Symmetry - Andrew HookSome Pictures in an Album - Gary McMahonFive Adjectives - Monica J. O'RourkeEnchanted Combustion - Amanda OttinoThere are Embers - Chris HertzBrighter Her Aura Grows - David HearnUnderwater - Barry Jay KaplanExperiments in an Isolation Tank - Eric J. GuignardNeed - Gary A. BraunbeckNot the Child - Julie StipesThe White Quetzal - Gene O'NeillMirror Moments - Christian A. LarsenAlderway - Patrick O'NeillSigil - P. Gardner GoldsmithThe Persistence of Vision - Jon Michael KelleyThe Bad Season - A.A. GarrisonStorm of Lightning - Aaron J. FrenchInevitable - Meghan ArcuriSend Your End - Patrick LaceyA Flawed Fantasy - Jeff Strand Cubicle Farm - R.B. PayneThe Apologies - Erik T. JohnsonThe Shoe Tree - Pat. R. SteinerGaia Ungaia - John PalisanoAmid the Walking Wounded - Jack KetchumUnderwater Ferris Wheel - Michael Bailey

About Michael Bailey

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Michael Bailey is a nonlinear horror novelist. Palindrome Hannah, his first novel, was a finalist for the Independent Publisher Awards. His follow-up novel, Phoenix Rose, was listed for the National Best Book Awards for horror fiction and was a finalist for the International Book Awards. Scales and Petals, his short story collection, won the same award for short fiction. Pellucid Lunacy, an anthology of psychological horror published under his Written Backwards imprint, won for anthologies. His short fiction and poetry can be found in various anthologies and magazines around the world. He is currently working on his third novel, Psychotropic Dragon, a new short story collection, Inkblots and Blood Spots, and tossing around ideas for a second themed anthology. You can visit him online at
Published October 11, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 374 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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or a sense of desperation in Meghan Arcuri’s “Inevitable.” Other stories explore the power of memories and the damage they can cause: the suffocating memory of parental abuse in Gord Rollo’s “Lost In a Field of Paper Flowers” or the sudden and surprising emergence of repressed memories in Chris H...

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Then please vote for CHIRAL MAD for the 2012 This is Horror anthology of the year award by [...] [...] latest review of the anthology comes from the San Francisco Book Review: “Chiral Mad positively affects the world before negatively affecting your psyche.” The [...]

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