Mike Thorn’s latest story “Mr. Mucata’s Final Requests” was published today in Vague Visages.
“I found often drawn to certain sentences that Thorn crafted. They were clever and I liked his use of language. Some of my favorites included:
‘My scholastic cock outsizes everyone else’s’
‘Herbert asked the bartenders breasts’
‘Work like you want to work’
‘Everything else, the chaos that came between the cradle and the grave, was unpredictable’
It is clear from Thorn’s writing that he has spent some time in academia, as several of his stories star accomplished or struggling academic professors. It is obviously a familiar environment Thorn likes to capture. Whether the academic was a mouse mass murderer or an out-of-work biologist, Thorn highlights their struggles and peculiarities.”
“Thorn’s mastery of prose is an absolute delight to read. His creativity is refreshing. His subtle ability to make the horror sneak up on the reader is a gift. I compared these stories many times to my favorites from Poe, and they indeed share the chilling truth that the worst monsters are the ones within.”