Welcome

 

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

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Podcasts

The Night Song
A six-part audio tale of nocturnal horror

Does the night wind beckon you from your window?

Does the danger of the black veil excite your soul?

There is more to the world when the sun goes down; something nameless is added as the light dies away. My name is Douglas Ingram, and for as long as I can remember I have been unable to resist the song of the crickets and the darkness just beyond my door. When the rest of the world goes quiet and turns in, I head out, but far too often I get wrapped up in the events I’m just out there to observe. I’ve learned that the greatest beauty and the greatest horrors emerge when they think nobody is watching. I’ve seen monsters that masquerade as men, I’ve heard the dead whisper and I’ve even felt the pulse of the moon. It’s about time I share these things with you, and the rest of the waking world. These are my stories…

Coming Soon!


Horrorigins
A continuing monthly podcast examining the origins of common horror tropes

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 Writing Desk

Right now, as you are reading this there are thousands of works of fiction sitting on dusty shelves waiting for our adventurous minds to seek them out.  It is the goal of this little effort of mine to seek out these shuttered tales and see how well they hold up.  Are they hidden gems full of contemporary meaning?  Or are ...
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/ Forgotten Fiction
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/ Infographic, Image
You probably have heard of the movie The Neverending Story, but if you are like me not so much about the book.  So in the interests of self-discovery, and for the love of a good book I've decided to make something special of my reading of Michael Ende's Neverending Story.  Specifically looking at the symbolism in the book, discussing what ...
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/ Adventures in Reading, reading
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