Leonard Kirke


Roadkill by Leonard Kirke
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fiction Fantasy, Religion
For readers of:Franz Kafka, Osamu Tezuka, Alan Moore, C.S. Lewis, Soren Kierkegaard
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Print Length43 Pages
PublisherThe Jeremy Kellerman Publishing Concern
Publication DateOctober 1st, 2013
About the Book

A wandering, hungry dog.

A hamburger in the middle of the road.

A truck speeding through the night.

You can probably guess how it ends, but the end is only the beginning.

"Roadkill," the debut short story by Leonard Kirke, is the tale of four friends on a perfectly normal errand: going out for a late-night snack. Less normal is the fact that all four are the spirits of dead animals, inexplicably able to think, talk, and feel just like humans. Even less normal is the fact that fast food might just be their only hope of continued existence. When they're pursued by a mysterious hooded figure, things start to get really weird.

Described by one reader as "what the movie 'Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle' would be if it was written by David Lynch," Leonard Kirke's "Roadkill" exists somewhere between the realm of classic-on-the-road stories and the surrealism of Franz Kafka. Fans of the strange, the bizarre, the amusing, and the occasionally heartwarming will find themselves right at home.

About the Author

Hailing from southern Ohio, USA, Leonard Kirke is an author of various types of surreal, fantasy, and science fiction, as well as an occasional creator of videos, and a Free Culture advocate. His first novella, "Roadkill," was released in late 2013.

He can be reached at leonard.kirke [at] gmail.com. He can be found on Twitter under the name @LeoKirke.

Leo is writing contributor to the digital comic series "Wuffle, the Big Nice Wolf" by Thai artist Piti Yindee.

“The Vertigo of Freedom,” Leonard Kirke’s blog, is a collection of philosophical musings, reviews of various media, observations about whatever, and occasionally a place for his fiction works to be posted.

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