OF NIGHTMARE REALITIES
By Toneye Eyenot
Haunting Tales of Living Nightmares
Your vision blurred, body buzzing with exhaustion, flashes of malevolent darkness in the corners of your eyes…they sense you slipping. They are impatiently tugging at your consciousness. You can’t stay awake forever, and when you finally do fall asleep…they will be there, waiting to greet you with open arms.
Delirium and psychosis are beginning to set in. Are these visions real? Or merely the hallucinatory projections of your sleep-deprived mind?
Close your eyes. Rest your weary bones. Find yourself in the darkest corners of my mind(s)…Of Nightmare Realities – from which you may never wake.
Of Nightmare Realities is a short story collection by the creatively talented Toneye Eyenot and is one of a non-linear series of books containing his impressive short works. The basic theme of this one is evident in the title. Of Nightmare Realities. Toneye’s brazen style and dry, dark humor pull the reader down into horrors both conceptual and graphic. Let’s look, shall we?
“Deathday Wishes” takes the concept of “what if you knew when you were going to die” and twists it into its most nightmarish possibilities. The tension of this story as it builds to its horrifying climax had me physically and emotionally exhausted.
“The Zalgo Incident” is a blatant, haunting story of nightmarish violence in the wake of one foolish choice.
“Tree’s A Charm” is Toneye’s brilliant take on a classic theme of distracted wandering and the evil that preys upon the innocent and ignorant.
“Quad” is the graphic first-person account of an apocalyptic style event, brilliantly written with a maddening climax and ending. This one will haunt you for days to come.
“Grey Matter” is a cold and tragic tale of the alien abduction experience that will pull mercilessly at both your sanity and your heart.
“Alternative Facts” is a story of gruesome reality vs. conspiracy theory when the unimaginable is happening around us. What do you believe when you can’t believe what anyone says?
“Namia Fox” is every loving parent’s worst nightmare taken to unimaginable depths of terror and insanity. This is a daring piece and I do not want to know what inspired Toneye to write something so conceptually horrifying.
And so concludes this vivid collection of Nightmare Realities. One will notice that there is a repetitive theme of “nightmarish” and “haunting” to my review. Just so. These are living nightmares, horrors that challenge reality and sanity, concepts too close to events we hear and read about in daily life. While one will find oneself compelled to read these stories all in one sitting, and would likely enjoy doing so, one should take warning that such a journey may just lead to nightmares.
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About the Author: Toneye Eyenot
Toneye Eyenot hails from The Blue Mountains in Australia. Although writing horrible tales for the better part of 30 years, 2014 saw his first published work in REJECTED For Content – Splattergore through J. Ellington Ashton Press. His first extended story, in the form of a Dark Fantasy/Horror novella, THE SCARLETT CURSE is book one in the SACRED BLADE OF PROFANITY series, released through J. Ellington Ashton Press. Book II in the series, JOSHUA’S FOLLY was released in 2016. Book III in the Sacred Blade Of Profanity series is currently being conjured. BLOOD MOON BIG TOP released Oct. 7, 2016 – a werewolf/clown Horror novella, followed by WOLVZ: WHISPERS OF WAR.
His stories appear in all 6 REJECTED FOR CONTENT editions, as well as dozens more anthologies. Eyenot is also the editor for a werewolf-themed anthology series – FULL MOON SLAUGHTER 1&2, and several other anthologies. This year sees the author emerge from the muse with terrifying results as Eyenot branches out with Luniakk Publications, so far with the release of FLASH OF DARKNESS and PSYCHOTIC INTERLUDE. Take a walk thru the mind(s) of a luniakk…
Visit Toneye at his website: https://luniakkpublications.wordpress.com/
Connect with Toneye on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Toneye-Eyenot-Dark-Author-Musician-1128293857187537/