Broken on the Inside by Phil Sloman
Broken on the Inside (Black Shuck Books) is a collection of five very dark short stories by Phil Sloman. All start from a point of psychological turmoil, the mind building its own madness which then manifests into something physically and disturbingly real.
The lead story, “Broken on the Inside“, is an example of the power of mind control and the unintended consequences of the manipulation of others, in this case murder. “Discomfort Food“ will probably put you off your burger and chips. “The Man Who Fed the Foxes“ and “There Was an Old Man“ (be warned, there are some gross moments!) are accounts of mental breakdown in the starkest detail whilst “Virtually Famous“ flips and distorts reality.
Yes, it is a small collection, but Broken on the Inside packs a big punch. Strong, powerful and wonderfully dark, this is high quality writing and I would happily recommend it to anyone and everyone.