Flash Of Darkness: Toneye Eyenot
Reviewed by Steve Stred
- Print Length: 42 pages
- Publisher: Luniakk Publications (5 Feb. 2018)
‘Flash of Darkness’ is a quick collection of flash fiction, put together to give readers a taste of Toneye’s writing. As he would say – to sink their fangs into.
I’ve previously read two releases from Toneye, both werewolf centric, so I found this one to be a nice change as only one of the stories has any sort of werewolf narrative. In that story, a serial killer was on the loose, which in turn caused the townspeople to think there was a werewolf on the hunt.
Toneye has a very distinctive writing style; quick, sharp jabs of prose thrown at you. It’s easy to take in and I’ve not come across a piece of his that was tough to follow. He has a way of creating beauty even within the most hideous acts written on paper.
One thing I really enjoyed with this collection was that Eyenot introduced each piece beforehand.
I’ve always been a fan of author’s notes, but giving a quick paragraph about where the story was inspired from as well as its release history, that was a bonus.
The stories are all inherently dark, which is Eyenot’s speciality, but throughout I found I was connected to the story and in some, I was connected with the main character.
I think for a lot of folks this would be a great introduction to Eyenot’s writing. As he said about the collection – this makes for a really great lunchtime read, and I couldn’t agree more.
I won’t spend any time specifically going over any of the individual stories here, as they all stand on their own merit and I loved seeing a variety in his work. As I said before, it was nice to read some of his work that wasn’t werewolf-centric.
I look forward to seeing what else he has coming down the pipeline. I have one more of his books currently on my Kindle that I’ll be looking to get to shortly.
Flash Of Darkness
Nightmare realities…Demonic anomalies.
Unquenchable thirst for blood and
Rabid hunger for warm, quivering flesh…
Descend into the foulest depths of Hell.
Five flashes of terror to torment your mind…
Allow Eyenot to drag you through the darkness.
You may never find your way back to the light.
Steve Stred writes dark, bleak horror fiction.
Steve is the author of the novels Invisible & The Stranger, the novellas The Girl Who Hid in the Trees, Wagon Buddy, Yuri and Jane: the 816 Chronicles and two collections of short stories; Frostbitten: 12 Hymns of Misery and Left Hand Path: 13 More Tales of Black Magick, and the dark poetry collection Dim the Sun.
On September 1st, 2019 his second collection of dark poetry and drabbles called The Night Crawls In will arrive. This release was specifically created to help fund the 1st Annual LOHF Writers Grant.
Steve is also a voracious reader, reviewing everything he reads and submitting the majority of his reviews to be featured on Kendall Reviews.
Steve Stred is based in Edmonton, AB, Canada and lives with his wife, his son and their dog OJ.
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