Three twisted tales explore the dark side of human nature

…and the possibilities of fantastic unexplored worlds.


“Duda (Bedtime for Seneca, 2015) brings an eerie twist to three new character-driven tales in his second story collection…A genre-crossing short story collection that’s full of dark imagery.” -Kirkus Reviews (

Welcome to a shadowy world of imagination and depth where the veil between worlds is much thinner than we ever thought possible and the biggest question is never what happens next, but why. In this dark and unexplored place, good intentions don’t always work out as planned, and the living and the dead each find themselves trapped in cages of their own making.

A Cat Will Play

Containing three unique and imaginative tales, A Cat Will Play showcases the very best and worst of human nature through very different characters and situations. Experience the psychological horror of a postapocalyptic world in “CRDL,” a young girl’s search for excitement and answers in “Cosmo’s Tale,” and the haunting journey of an earthbound spirit in “Christmas Never Snows.”

M. Duda's books on Goodreads
Bedtime for Seneca Bedtime for Seneca
reviews: 5
ratings: 12 (avg rating 4.00)

A Cat Will Play A Cat Will Play
reviews: 4
ratings: 9 (avg rating 3.89)