Yes Trespassing collects twenty-five, or maybe twenty-six or -seven or perhaps twenty-eight (let's say it's twenty-eight) individual works by Erik T. Johnson, some previously-published, some appearing in this book for the first time, stories like "The Leaf" and "Krug's Pen," "The Depopulation Syndrome," "The Invention of the Mask" (which you can find on the front cover), "The Depopulation Syndrome" and the novella Scissors Seldom Come. Trespass. Read the horror, the wonder, the mindscrewing. This book will change you.
Erik T. Johnson doesn't believe in order or boxes. He became a writer because he can't make a straight line to save his life-since stories consist of terrifically asymmetrical, random sequences of random shapes. Also because of what Georges Bataille meant by: "I write the way a child cries: a child slowly relinquishes the reasons he has for being in tears." Erik is a Written Backwards DARWA Voice Award-winner whose fiction appears in renowned places, such as The Shadow of the Unknown, The Chapman Books, Space & Time Magazine, Tales of the Unanticipated, Qualia Nous, and all three volumes of the award-winning Chiral Mad series. Erik is certain unreliable narrators don't exist-only unreliable authors. Sometime in 2016, Erik will prove his uncompromising reliability with an appearance in the Grey Matter Press five-novella collection: I Can Taste the Blood-alongside luminaries John F.D. Taff, Josh Malerman, Joe Schwartz, and J. Daniel Stone. Also in 2016, he will further build upon this sort of metaphorical reliability riff (which probably shouldn't be used more than once here, doesn't it seem awkward?) when his first book of short stories is published (probably) in 2016. You've already visited Erik at www.eriktjohnson.net-ignore him further on Twitter @YES_TRESPASSING, exercise your right to free speech by cursing him loud, often, unhampered by couth, do other stuff when it suits you, what do you want from me?