bi·zarre

/bəˈzär/

adjective

very strange or unusual, especially so as to cause interest or amusement.

mid 17th century: from French, from Italian bizzarro ‘angry.’

fic·tion

/ˈfikSH(ə)n/

noun

literature in the form of prose, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people.

late Middle English (in the sense ‘invented statement’): via Old French from Latin fictio(n-), from fingere ‘form, contrive.’

BIO

WRITING WHAT I SEE BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

WHAT IS BIZARRO FICTION?

Bizarro Fiction is the confluence of everyday situations and horror turned strange. Charles W. Jones writes stories that fit into the horror, suspense/thriller categories. However, that is not all there is to his writing. Bizarro Fiction stories have a strong darkness in them, and don’t forget strangeness. Some have gore, while others hold to suspense. The one thing all the stories have in common is darkness, taking ordinary events to a different level.

SMALL TOWN BOY.

Charles W. Jones grew up in the small town Shoshoni, WY, and he managed to break free from its grasp with his soul intact. Growing up in a small town scared him to death most of the time. It’s very dark at night – really dark. To top it off, it is full of ghosts; well, that’s what Charles thought when he was kid. Turns out it was just the constant wind blowing dirt and tumbleweeds. Two of Charles’ novels are set in Shoshoni, Dreamwalker: The Second Plain and HOME A Novel.

MUSIC.

Music has always been a great contributor to Charles’ life, by means of not only entertainment, but personal soundtrack. When he writes, he listens to different types of music to set the mood of the scene he is writing. Eurythmics will always be at the top of his playlist, but many other bands and genres occupy his mind.

INFLUENCES.

There isn’t a part of the horror genre Charles doesn’t like. He likes it creepy, filled with suspense, or even brutal with intense torture scenes. His favorite horror movies have always been the slasher movies; give him the gore. Clive Barker is Charles’ greatest influence, but is also inspired by Lewis Carroll, Stephen King, and Frank Beddor. Real life is a large contributor to his writing, where he finds beauty in the most unexpected places.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Charles is always thinking of the next story. Characters and places come to him, and he works out who and where they are. Or, he is reading something unexpected. His favorite authors aren’t the only thing he picks, he reads books which aren’t within his genre to keep ideas flowing.

BOOKS

BEAUTY IS ALL AROUND YOU, ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN

Never judge things by their appearance, even carpet bags…

BLOG

TALKING ABOUT MY BOOKS AND OTHER STRANGE THINGS

I’m visited daily by people I don’t know who want me to tell their story.

MEWZ

FUR BRIGADE

The sanity crew.

Intern

The newest member of the team. He is a quick learner, and an eager to get his paws dirty. His primary roles include, …

Therapist

Melanie joined the team in 2011. She is the expert in psychosis, and keeps us on our toes waiting for the next bizarre …

Dominatrix

A.K.A. “the cutest kitty in the world” comes from the eclectic world of a trailer park. She brings great experience of “licky lick”, …

Enforcer

Sean made sure everyone was doing what they were supposed to do, and made sure everyone was happy and safe. He had a …

Dreamer

Cassie was the first member of the team, joining me in 1992. She contemplated the woes of the world while basking in the …

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WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND?

When the words you want to use shouldn’t be put in a public forum.

WHAT I'M CLACKING ABOUT

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