The Big 35 (For Me) and a CONSUMPTION Preview (For You)

Avengers Today's my thirty-fifth birthday, and I thought I'd give you all a sneak peek at my next release.

CONSUMPTION is a dark, adult short horror story revolving around six guests who have been invited to a blind twelve-course tasting meal. Of course, they have no idea what they're in store for, nor do they realize the true nature of that peculiar tasting meat plated before them. Not until it's far too late.

You can read the Consumption PDF excerpt here, but first a word of warning. The material is pretty raw and graphic, and definitely not intended for all the kiddos out there. Also, it has not yet made its way to an editor, nor a proofreader. I did some small work on it, but I am fully aware that it needs much, much better guidance than I can provide alone. It'll be going to an editor this summer, though, and I'm hoping to have plans for a fall release finalized soon. These few pages of the story may, or may not, reflect the finished piece, and you're getting only part of a story that is not yet entirely finished and in its final form. So, consider this and heed it well.

Feel free to share your thoughts below. Thumbs up or down on what you read? Am I on the right track with this thing, best as you can tell? If you read CONVERGENCE, what do you think of this rather drastic jump from sci-fi thriller to food-gore horror? Sound off below!

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Michael Patrick Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.

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