shines a harsh light on the myriad horrors of modern society and reports back
from the fearful frontlines with wicked wit and paranoid power. From the murky
waters of New Orleans to the scarred psyches of our own image-obsessed existence,
EXPOSED! is the last headline we get to read before reality comes tumbling
Jeremy Robert Johnson, author of Extinction Journals and Angel Dust Apocalypse
EXPOSED!, Mike Heffernan delivers a heady mélange of Swiftian satire
blended with the outré oddness of Caro and Jeunet's cinematic outings.
EXPOSED! imagines a world where even Z-grade celebrities are hunted down for
crimes of narcissism, the elderly and insane are processed like psychedelic
chattel, and labor conflicts are worse than ever. Must-read stuff for the
B.H. Fingerman, author of Recess Pieces and Bottomfeeder
the 'writers to watch' in the realm of strange storytelling. Interrogates
the hazy borderland between the human and the inhumane
A crafty form
of social commentary."
Michael A. Arnzen, author of Play Dead and Grave Markings
S I L V E R
T H O U G H T P R E S S
independent publisher of speculative fiction
by Mike Heffernan
expose, v.t. (F. exposer): To deprive of concealment; to discover; to lay open to public inspection, or bring to public notice.
Hope and promise are drowned in the black floodwaters of New Orleans and the churning concrete of expansion. The underclass is force-fed to the grinding machines of progress. Youth are slashed to ribbons by poverty.
Autocratic governments sell addiction to the masses to numb them into complacency. Shopping sprees and material excess are the new cults. Reality television microwaves brains into plastic left-on-the-heater mush.
Liberation has a price only a few are willing to pay.
In Exposed!, a collection of horror fiction from Mike Heffernan, the smog clears just a bit, we're cut wide open like a vivisection and our dirty insides are on display.
Horror at the Oppressive Heart of Liberation: an introduction by John Everson
Hard as Rock
Home is Where the Heart Is
Stains of Life
Starved to Death
Dancers in the Dark
The Last Highwayman
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mike Heffernan was trained as a historical researcher, but has since buried that career in the graveyard of historical researchers. He now edits and writes horror fiction. His books include Aim for the Head, A Dark and Deadly Valley, and Exposed. You can visit him at mikeheffernan.net.
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