Bard and Book Publishing Intensifies Halloween Fever with Anthony Horvath's "Tastes Like Chicken"

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In this run-up to Halloween, Bard and Book Publishing takes us back to “Tastes Like Chicken," a short story released earlier in this month in October.

Tastes Like Chicken

Tastes Like Chicken

‘Tastes Like Chicken’ came to me on a whim, thinking about how we never know what people are really like behind their public facade, and how even nice looking people could be concealing a very dark nature.

In this run-up to Halloween, Bard and Book Publishing takes us back to “Tastes Like Chicken,” a short story released earlier this October. Written by author Anthony Horvath, one of the Bard and Book community authors, “Tastes Like Chicken” becomes part of Horvath’s “2012 Collected Works of Anthony Horvath," which was published in January 2012.

The story revolves around Hannah and Carla, two pretty idealistic young women who are out to do their part in saving the world, one person at a time. Things seem to be looking up for the two when one day, they meet an old man -- oppressed by society -- who needs their saving. Little do they know that beneath that old man’s endearing behavior is a dark and sinister persona who is ready to pounce on the latest victim.

Horvath said, “ ‘Tastes Like Chicken’ came to me on a whim, thinking about how we never know what people are really like behind their public facade, and how even nice-looking people could be concealing a very dark nature. I guess you could say that the point of this story is that everyone is concealing a very dark nature. If there is a point of the story, that is. It came to me quickly and went out of me quickly. I wasn't dwelling on deeper meanings when I wrote it.”

Horvath has penned a number of other short stories through Bard and Book Publishing. Other short stories which mak up Horvath’s “2012 Collected Works of Anthony Horvath” are “In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat,” "Bubblegum and Suckers: A Children’s Book for Adults," "The Knight in Black Tuxedo," "Bring on the Brave New World," and "In Full Color."

Asked how “Tastes Like Chicken” compares with his other works, Horvath said, “It is similar to many of my others stories in that it is very much a vignette. The story itself suggests that even larger stories could be told. We would like to hear more about the pizza delivery man, the two pretty women canvassing the neighborhood, or the old man who greets them. In this one scene, they all intersect for one moment, and that seemed story enough.”

Bard and Book Publishing is also preparing for Book 3 of Horvath’s 7-book Birth Pangs novel series. It is due out Christmas 2012.

“Tastes like Chicken” is available at Amazon, and for Bard and Book members at 100% Off Coupon that can be redeemed on Smashwords.

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