From the Author
The initial concept for "The Hungry Man" came to me in a dream--as hokey as that sounds. Its protagonist is loosely based on me. I too felt compelled to have anonymous sex. In the beginning, the experience was exciting. It offered instant gratification and a reserve of lovers, but as time progressed, it became a game, something to do when I was bored, lonely, frustrated or angry. I sabotaged several relationships and risked my health and person, consequently exposing others to my fixation. As a more mature man of thirty, I realized that nobody's perfect and the faults one sees in others are often reflections of those he/she sees in him/herself.
This story is a literary homage to classic horror movies with the protagonist's--or victim's--gender flipped and the killer's sexuality ambiguous. My objective (with this work) is to expand the audience and broaden the landscape of horror, mystery and thrillers.