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Welcome to the online home of speculative fiction author Matthew Tansek.  Stay up to speed on Matthew’s latest projects, take a peek into the creative process, and enjoy a range of short stories and flash fiction as they are released.

Free Short Fiction

     Have you ever wondered what the first occult detective story was? Or how about the first story about an invisible monster? Or killer clown? Well you’re in the right place because in my bi-weekly podcast we will explore the firsts in horror literature. In each episode we’ll take a look at the authors that first dreamed up the concept, the context of the world that the idea was born into, as well as the stories and legacy those ideas have spurred since their inception.

FROM THE AUTHOR

 

Occult Sources! Let’s Name Drop With Authority

If you love pulp fiction and weird tales as much as I do then you've probably already heard about ...
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Creative Flex: The Magic of Music

My attempt at flexing my creative muscles when I find myself dying of boredom in the real world. Ready, ...
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Is First Person the Right Person?

So I've been contemplating perspectives in fiction, and if you're like me you might have trouble choosing the one ...
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Does your story need a frame?

Have you ever read a story that really was a story within a story?  "Two for the price of ...
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On writing the Dreamwalker

This piece, more a fragment than any actual story first came about when I was composing a facet of ...
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Creative Flex: Looking to the future from the past

My attempt at flexing my creative muscles when I find myself dying of boredom in the real world. Ready, ...
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