Modern Tales of Horror by Matt McAvoy

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A trio of dark and chilling tales by Matt McAvoy, each with a distinctively contemporary undertone; also available individually for download. "THE BLACK LINE" - The author's first foray into supernatural horror. Modern day London - a proud day for a very proud man, and why shouldn't he be? Boris has worked so very hard, and is now launching his new driver-less tube train on the pioneering Tower Line. But while some consider the line a triumph, not all are as pleased; in fact some, the more spiritually-attuned perhaps, are downright terrified. For the line, along with its creators, hides a secret... a secret darker than the tunnels under the Thames, and darker than the stories around the bodies buried there. As dark as the blackest evil of which man is capable. Bear witness - in the tunnel there is no way out. WARNING - ADULTS ONLY "CLOUDS" - Imagine you're falling; flipping over and over through the sky - not in a dream, but in startling reality. A loud bang then nothing... nothing but the wind rushing past you and the sound of your own terrified screaming. You pray, desperately pray for salvation - death, madness, or a miracle in that welcoming bed of clouds. Scream and pray - you have nothing else. "GRANJY'S EYES" - Meet Ollie. Well-educated and spoilt - a rich kid, fun-loving party-goer and brutal sociopath. Ruthlessly arrogant Ollie takes what he wants, when he wants it. But Ollie's going to learn, the hard way, that for every action there's a consequence, and for every bounty a price. Because living with Granjy isn't the bed of roses he thought it was going to be; the blind old lady sees everything - sees him - and most of all sees the monster he is becoming, in a way that nobody else can. And that strange and terrible perception that surely only she has frightens Ollie more than he'll ever admit. It was she that spoilt him rotten-to-the-core, and now his payment is due. Her sightless eyes and her creepy, knowing smile will compel him to tear apart his own dark soul. Granjy will teach him new meaning of the word 'remorse'.

About Matt McAvoy

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Matt McAvoy was born in Hertfordshire in 1974. As a child he moved with his family to Devon where he attended the Torquay Grammar School for Boys and started writing fiction at an early age.He has studied screen-writing and production, and has graduated from the Open University (which he recommends highly) in psychology, social policy and criminology. Although he originally undertook the studies, he says, to make him a better writer in his favoured subject, since their completion he has spent many years working with young offenders as a mentor/project worker, and adult offenders as an officer with the public protection team; he is also the founder and chairman of the web-based organization for victims of violent crime, which he uses as a platform to campaign for changes in the criminal justice system.ting fiction at an early age.Matt enjoys writing dark, often comical, usually violent and sometimes even romantic fiction in the drama and thriller genres (though recently departed temporarily into horror, after being bought a cool, gothic, bound parchment journal as a gift); he writes in a variety of formats, including short stories, novels and screenplays. He is equally content publishing theses and essays on criminal behaviour and the British criminal justice system. All of his diverse work can be downloaded from his website - most of it for free.Matt lives in London with his wife Katherine.
Published May 8, 2012 by MJV Publishing. 210 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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