Tales from a Disturbed Mind

Stories of Predators and Survivors in a Hostile World

by Carlos Perez


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/8/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781403381965
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781403381972

About the Book

Tales from a Disturbed Mind—Stories of Predators and Survivors in a Hostile World is a roller coaster ride of various short stories exploring the predatory nature of our human existence and how one survives in such a hostile world. The predators in these stories range from the urban street life that threatens the security of a very creative child in "The Importance of Superheroes," to "Enid's Pet," in which a man eating carpet puts a human leech in his proper place. In Tales from a Disturbed Mind the sense of reality in many of the stories often shifts to the point that it’s difficult to know just what is real within the minds of the characters. These stories pull you into a world where there are no boundaries between the real and the imagined--where the irrational becomes the rational and nightmares become reality. After all, sometimes insanity may be the only way to truly survive. To experience what it might be like to have a psychotic break, pick up and read Tales from a Disturbed Mind.


About the Author

Carlos Perez has a Master’s in English from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His fiction has been published in a number of journals such as Midwest Medical Ethics, Potpourri, The Ecphorizer and Prism. His play Folktales for Fun—Multicultural Plays for Young People was recently published by Pioneer Drama Service. He has also been commissioned a number of times to write plays for other organizations. His play Visions in Amber placed in the Stage Category of the 1996 Writer’s Digest writing competition and in the Latino Division of the 2000 Southwest Festival of New Plays. Mr. Perez’s screenplay Strays helped to make him a finalist in the 1998 Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project competition and a quarter finalist in the 1998 Maui Screenwriters competition. He currently is a tenured instructor at Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City, Missouri where he teaches creative writing, theatre and speech.