My novella Legends of the Sexual Armed Insurrection from Spanking Pulp Press is available for Kindle, and as a hard copy book wherever books are sold.
Viola Chalfont is an androgynous, omnisexual pantheist with a congenitally enlarged psychic clitoris. Dr. Fernando Schwartz is a brilliant but disgraced and drug-addled plastic surgeon whose greatest accomplishments involve transforming porn stars into reasonable facsimiles of celebrities and historical figures. Bert O. Lucci, is a smut auteur renowned for making some of the weirdest and most extreme parody porn on the market. Zebediah is the imaginary wizard that lives in Bert’s head. When they come together in a bizarro version of Los Angeles to create Bert’s latest epic, Shaved Guevara, none of them can anticipate that they are inciting a very real and deadly sex worker revolution.
The same can be said for my collection of short fiction, The Devil Yearns for the Perfect Denver Omelet and Other Revelations.
In this collection of new and previously published stories, Eric Stoveken offers an eclectic series of offbeat tales. From the star-crossed obsessives of Fastidious to the hard living yuppies in Bingo, Guns and Mescal, this is a world populated by discreet lunatics and secret messiahs. It's a world where trapeze artists bleed for their craft, baseball players wallow in existential ennui and we are all just one great omelet away from Armageddon.
Where to find Eric's Fiction
Bizarro Central: My flash fiction piece entitled "The Procedure" was a Flash Friday feature over at BizarroCentral.com.
McSweeney's Internet Tendency - A list of 10 Life Lessons You Can Teach Your Child by Stacking the Deck in Candyland was published as part of McSweeney's ongoing Lists feature. (Link)
Bizarrocast - "The Chin Competition" was featured on The Bizarrocast, which is a highly entertaining podcast of Bizarro fiction, news and information.
Toasted Cake - "Gutterpunk Cheese" was featured on the Toasted Cake fiction podcast. Read by Tina Connolly, it's an odd little peek into the world of clandestine experimental cheese making. Tasty!
Gloom Cupboard - "What Bonzetto the Younger Did on His Summer Vacation" was selected as the Editor's "Must Read Twice" pick for issue #111 of Gloom Cupboard.
Fastidious - My first published story. This piece explores the sexual tension between The Great Fastidio: Side Show Neurotic and a soon to be disillusioned fan. One of my personal favorites, it is now archived at ThePedestalMagazine.com.
Bingo, Guns and Mescal - A short story exploring the seedy underbelly of hardcore bingo playing. Published at ThievesJargon.com
Dresstease - This flash piece won TattooHighway.org's "Picture Worth 500 Words" competition by taking a painting of red shoes as the inspiration for a reverse striptease.
Chuck Pahluniuk Oral History Project - My faux-biographical short about the author of Fight Club, Choke and Rant earned me publication on Rant's official website. To access the contest winners, click on the black widow spider at the far right of the site.
The New Absurdist - A fun and bizarre web site where I am prone to posting the occasional quick-hit of weirdness.
Traditional Print Publication:
Dark Fairy Tales Revisited Vol. II - My short story "Aftermath," a twisted continuation of "Sleeping Beauty" closes out this anthology from Horrified Press
50 Shades of Decay - My short story entitled "Playing a Game" appears in this anthology of zombie erotica from Angelic Knight Press.
Laugh It Off Annual Vol 3 - South African culture-jammers Laugh It Off solicited a story for their "Humorology" anthology. The result was my short story Of Love and Tricksters making its way in to the ersatz biblical pages of their third annual anthology.
Going Down Swinging - My short story Turnin' about the rough and tumble world of high stakes Etch-a-Sketch throwdown culture appears in Going Down Swinging Issue 27.
Midnight Screaming - The Devil Yearns for the Perfect Denver Omelet is batting lead-off in Issue 4 of this Tennessee-based independent literary magazine.
Ruthless: An Extreme Shock Horror Anthology - An abridged version of my short story Little Messiahs appears in this brutal yet great anthology from Pill Hill Press.