Author: Michael Hyde

Works Published by UNT Press

What Are You Afraid Of?

— Vol. 4: of Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction

Published: December, 2005  Pages: 176 

Powerful and haunting, the ten stories of this debut collection imagine a world where dreams and reality merge, often with dangerous consequences. Michael Hyde explores the relationships between illusion and reality, delusion and clarity, as his characters come to realize that the revelations they wholeheartedly pursue are often not the ones that await them and will move them. A teenage girl obsessed with the death of a classmate hopes to become the killer’s next victim, a wayward graveyard attendant punishes the dead for his punishments in life, and a ghostly vision in a garden shed offers a catalyst for one woman’s change. more... about What Are You Afraid Of?

  • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, 2005
  • Runner-up in Fiction for Great Lakes Colleges Association Award, 2005