A few years back Perpetual Motion Machine published a horror short story collection of mine called Gory Hole. The book consisted of three stories, one involving zombies, another mutant deer, and the last cannibals. It was this story, titled, Human Tenderloin, that first appeared in Menacing Hedge magazine, and probably helped secure the job as their fiction editor, subsequently abdicated to the wonderful Amanda Gowin (seriously, if you’re a fiction writer with a leaning towards dark/magical realism, drop her an email). Part of the acceptance was the opportunity to record an audio version of the story. Below you’ll find that recording. It’s a strange tale about a group of fine dining cannibals who meet every now and then to indulge in rare cuts of the human body. The recording is by myself, with a slight voice modification. I hope you enjoy.
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Craig Wallwork is the author of the novels, Bad People, Labyrinth of the Dolls, The Sound of Loneliness, To Die Upon a Kiss, and the short story collections, Quintessence of Dust, and Gory Hole. His short stories have been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize and feature in many anthologies and magazines both in the U.K. and U.S. He currently lives in West Yorkshire. View more posts