Stories in this collection by Richard Thomas cover a wide range of dark fiction—from fantasy, science fiction and horror, to magical realism, neo-noir, and transgressive fiction. The common thread of Tribulations weaves these tragic tales together. They evoke suffering and sorrow, and the ways we emerge from such heartbreak stronger, more appreciative of what we have left—a spark of hope enough to guide us though the valley of death. Fireflies and wolves, ghosts and golems, tentacled beasts and demonic spirits—these psychological thrillers will hypnotize you as they slide the blade between your ribs, up close and personal, whispering in your ear as you gasp and pull them closer.
Tribulations contains 25 short stories by rising genre star Richard Thomas, author of Disintegration and Breaker, as well as two previous story collections.