SLUSH is a collection of short fiction. Praise for the novels and novellas of Glenn Rolfe:
- "With slashing claws and blood-soaked fur, Glenn Rolfe's novel will have you howling in terror and delight. A welcome addition to the werewolf mythos and proof that we're in the presence of a rising star in the genre. Highly recommended!"- Ronald Malfi, author of December Park, Floating Staircase, and Little Girls on Blood and Rain
- "If you are not already a fan of Rolfe then you clearly haven't been reading his work. Blood and Rain is a monumental piece of horror fiction." - Beneath the Underground
- "Things We Fear is a compulsively readable tale of obsession and dark suspense, with one of the creepiest villains I've encountered in recent years." -- Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and The Last Mile
- "Glenn Rolfe paints a perfect picture of this small New England town, and the people in it. Sometimes touching, sometimes frightening, this quick read keeps you turning pages faster with each chapter. This new author is rapidly making his mark in horror fiction." - Russel James, author of Q Island and Dark Inspiration on Abram's Bridge
- "A major new talent rises from the Maine woods... small town horror is back, with a vengeance!"-Nate Kenyon, award-winning author of Sparrow Rock,Diablo: Storm of Light and Day One on Blood and Rain
- "Look, any story that begins with a little boy murdering rats and drinking their blood is going to be a screwed up story. Is it weird this one made me kinda hungry? Yeah. It's definitely weird. But still. Wow. Hey, speaking of screwed up and disgusting, let's talk about "Henry". Have you ever wanted to cut your zits off with a razor? Of course you haven't! You aren't a crazy maniac. At least you probably aren't. Okay, shut up. The point is, "Henry" is pretty gross. Rolfe gets all the descriptions right on this one." - Max Booth III, author of Toxicity and The Nightly Disease
- "Loss of youth and erosion of innocence are the common threads being spun throughout the spindle of these tales. With cursed items, cursed people, first loves, dark appetites, revenge, the unknown and the beyond being the blood that flows from the pinprick. Mr. Rolfe chaperones you through his dark landscapes by candlelight, but tread lightly.... You will be itching like a fiend to get back into these twisted and delicious yarns, because once you pick up "Slush" you'll be holding 126 pages of why you became a fan of Horror in the first place." - The Eyes of Madness
From the Author
I've been a fan of short fiction since the first time I read Stephen King's Skeleton Crew. His influence on these stories may or may not be obvious....There are 12 pieces in this collection. Everything from a boy who eats rat guts, to a special piece about my father who passed away in '99.I believe that all stories. no matter the length, should push as many buttons in a reader as possible. I hope I accomplish that in a way that moves you, and sticks with you.
A few of my all-time favorite short stories are : "Nightcrawlers" by Robert McCammon, "Ice Sculptures" and "The Calling" by David B. Silva, "The Man Upstairs" by Ray Bradbury, "When Karen Met her Mountain" by Todd Keisling, "Pride" by Chantal Noordeloos
and way too many King's to mention.