This is a deleted scene from my book, Village of the Mermaids, which will soon be available at amazon.com. It introduces the character of Doctor Black. The scene takes place before the book begins and can be read as a stand-alone story.
My third story collection is now available.
Fish-eyed mutants, oceans of insects, and flesh-eating women with hammers for heads.
Like a real world Kilgore Trout, cult author Carlton Mellick III has been pumping out dozens of the weirdest, trashiest, most imaginative books you’ve probably never heard of… even though you definitely should. Hammer Wives collects six of his most popular novelettes and short stories, including:
A man discovers that his body is actually a machine run by dozens of miniature clones of himself.
A recovering junky must save his 8-year-old brother from a life of prostitution in a surreal version of New York City… a place where street kids mutate into fish-like creatures, the homeless stilt-walk through oceans of insects, and the only colors left visible to the human eye are shades of red.
A young man inherits ten eternally youthful wives from an estranged uncle he never knew he had… which wouldn’t have been such a bad thing if they didn’t have giant hammers for heads or a tendency of bludgeoning people to death for fun, food, or sexual pleasure.
LEMON KNIVES ‘N’ COCKROACHES
Cockroach-like children survive the zombie apocalypse by hiding between the walls of on old school building.
In a steam-powered underworld, a bloodthirsty pig-man boxer will sacrifice everything to prevent his son from following in his footsteps.
THE MAN WITH THE STYROFOAM BRAIN
The recently departed reflect on the stupid reasons why they sold their souls to the devil.
AVAILABLE AT AMAZON.COM
Here are some bizarro books you can shove in your stocking!
They are available at amazon.com and other online retailers. It’s not quite too late to order from amazon to get these in time for Christmas, especially if you have Amazon Prime. You probably should sign up for Prime anyway if you don’t have it already. It’s worth it to always have free 2-day shipping.
BIZARRO CHRISTMAS BOOKS
NEW BOOKS BY ME
NEW BOOKS BY ERASERHEAD PRESS
If you haven’t noticed The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction is back and will be published on a regular quarterly basis from now on. Issues will be released in March, June, September, and December. Count on that.
I highly recommend reading this publication. It’s a good way to support the bizarro fiction scene. Also, if the magazine becomes popular enough I might just start writing ongoing serials for it.
The premier magazine of the bizarro genre.
Issue seven features the novella “Noah’s Arkopolis” by David W Barbee short fiction by David Agranoff, Molly Tanzer, Andrew Wayne Adams, Shane McKenzie and Dustin Reade, comics by Andrew Goldfarb and SCAR, articles by Constance Ann Fitzgerald, Carlton Mellick III, Kirsten Alene Pierce, Garrett Cook and Bradley Sands, a spotlight on author Jordan Krall, reviews, and more!
Click HERE to order The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction (Issue Seven)!