Tales with a Twist IV of Michael Williams's Twisted Tales series serves up 34 delectable flash fiction stories. Like those in the preceding three volumes, those in this one also burlesque, lampoon, satirize, spoof, and otherwise spindle, fold, and mutilate pretense, pomposity, and pedantry as well as cultural and societal madness. In the process, these twisted tales also entertain, as they cross genres as diverse as action and adventure, fantasy, horror, humor, mystery, and science fiction.
Lying in wait for readers are exorcists, self-help gurus, the builder of a roadside attraction, an assisted-care facility aide, a homemaker with hungry men to feed, a wife with a life-or-death decision to make, Death himself (yes, Death is a male), and a fisherman who makes the catch of his life.
But, wait! There's more: a social media influencer, an animal trainer who's also a chess master who hates to lose, a prospective homeowner who won't take a loan officer's "no" for an answer, and a woman who wants to be famous by association also stand ready to capture—that is, to captivate—readers. And that's just for starters. There something—and someone—for every reader of Tales with a Twist IV; lots, in fact, for everyone!