Think about any of your favorite books. Chances are, it gave you a hero worth celebrating or an ending that made you feel happy. But the reality is that our real world isn't full of heroes and smiles. Every third person you meet is battling mental health issues or succumbing to the demons in their head. In many ways, our reality is dystopic. It is an ugly world. And the stories of the people enduring this world are Ugly Tales™.

Ugly Tales represent a new breed of disturbing psychological fiction books and adult fiction dramas. While the contexts vary drastically in each original story we publish, Ugly Tales put themes such as, mental health, abuse, and dysfunctional social relationships front and center of the narrative.

Fair warning: The stories we publish can be distressing, sometimes gritty, and almost always un-pretty. There are no heroes and you will seldom find sunshine and rainbows. These are stories about emotionally disturbed and dysfunctional people. These people may exist in various settings; in a noir, within the realms of a family drama, or even in the midst of a complicated romantic relationship.


Ugly Tales try to explore the depths of the depravities and the derangement of the human mind. If you are willing to peep into darkness like that, Join the Tribe.

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Hi, I am DK, the founder and creator of Ugly Tales.

Writing started as a personal hobby for me but it soon became a big part of who I am as a person. While I was holding down my full-time corporate jobs, I kept attempting to create side gigs in creative writing.


Between 2012-2015, I ran a satirical blog called 'God of Absurdity'. During this time, I started being plagued by some mental health issues and my writing style and themes of interest both went through a drastic transformation. Around 2016, I shut down God of Absurdity and started writing about disturbed, emotionally unstable people. A few years later, I published my first novella - Based on Lies. Having dipped my toe into it and liking that feeling of wetness in my feet, I have focused on learning the craft of publishing for a niche audience. And who'd have thunk it, I found an audience that is as intrigued about the stories of dysfunctional people as I am.

But if I have invited you into my twisted world, I have a responsibility to engage you to the best of my ability. And thus, Ugly Tales was born; a go-to place for disturbing psychological fiction books. We publish original novellas and short stories as well as blog articles related to our kind of books!  You will soon find Ugly Tales originals on Amazon and some other online book retailers, but we are constantly looking to improve the experience we deliver to you. So, don't forget to join the tribe and get notified about cool new updates.


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