Strange Behaviors - A collection of writing’s freshest and loudest voices, another new rush of unsafe authors – giving their words a chance to run wild with franticness. The stories that dissolve from their psyches are sincerely charged, dreamlike, agnostic, odd, horrendous, debased, regularly entertaining
Strange Behaviors: An Anthology of Absolute Luridity, Nihilism Revised, 2018.
In the land of the lurid, the weird are wonderful, and the behaviors on display are at their strangest. Welcome to Strange Behaviors! An anthology of literature’s freshest and loudest voices, a new-new wave of dangerous writers – letting their words run wild with madness. The stories that melt from their minds are emotionally charged, surreal, nihilistic, grotesque, horrific, depraved, often humorous, and always with a depth that just keeps getting deeper and deeper. This is literature for the misfit minds of rebellious readers.
In the place where there is the startling, the odd are superb, and the practices in plain view are at their most interesting. Welcome to Strange Behaviors! A collection of writing’s freshest and loudest voices, another new rush of unsafe authors – giving their words a chance to run wild with franticness. The stories that dissolve from their psyches are sincerely charged, dreamlike, agnostic, odd, horrendous, debased, regularly entertaining, and dependably with a profundity that just continues getting further and more profound. This is writing for the nonconformist personalities of insubordinate perusers. Go along with us… Including: Sam Richard. Theresa Braun. Jordan Krall. M.P. Johnson. Nicholas Day. Donald Armfield. Austin James. Alex Karl Johnson. Charles Austin Muir. Joseph Bouthiette Jr. Michael Faun. Zak A. Ferguson. Jason Morton. Stamp Zirbel. S.C. Burke. Eileen Mayhew. D.B. Spitzer. Howard Carlyle. Christopher Lesko. Ben Arzate. Loot Easton. Catfish McDaris. Dav Crabes. Dani Brown. Nicholaus Patnaude. S.E. Casey. Ross Peterson. Brendan Vidito. Justin A. Mank. Benjamin Clarke Younker. John Claude Smith. Shaun Avery. Kyle Rader. Calvin Demmer. Evelyn Joyce. Gomez Aggonia. Upper class M. Calhoun.
Last year, I sat down late one night after I'd been drinking. I banged out a piece that was dark, surreal, and violent. To top it off, it was a one act play. I filed it away as something I figured would remain unpublished. Then a small, relatively new press named NihilismRevised put out a call for an anthology. They were looking just for the kind of thing like that play. I sent them the piece, and they accepted.
I'm sharing this anthology with some other great authors like Jordan Krall and Michael Faun, and I'm very excited for it. - Ben Arzate