Spotlight Saturday: A Cup of Tea at the Mouth of Hell, by Luke Tarzian

11 Mar 2023
Cover Design by Luke Tarzian

Genre: Absurdist Novella
Page count: 62
Published: 27th August, 2022
Where to buy?: Amazon.


Order is the focal point around which existence revolves. Without order there is only chaos. And in the halls of Damnation (pronounced Dam-NAWT-ion, thank you kindly) the first sign of impending chaos is a cup of tea made without the water having first been well and properly boiled in a kettle.

Why is this relevant, O nameless narrator, you ask? Who cares about the preparatory order of tea in the fires of Hell?

Lucifer, dear reader. After all, how does one expect to properly greet the newcomers to Hell without having first had a hot cup of tea to bulwark the cold?

Behold The Morning Star, frantic on the annual Morning of Souls, the arrival of Damnation’s newest recruits.

Someone has misplaced the kettle.

Praise for this book

"It’s a rollercoaster ride: short, sweet, and will throw you up, down, and sideways. It’s over before you know it and you’ll want more." - Tessa Hastjarjanto,

"Whether it's through the dreamlike, chaotic sequences in Hell or the raw, unbridled, journal-like entries from the author that follow; A Cup of Tea at the Mouth of Hell will take you on a journey through grief." - RaiFG

"Read this book, if not because it's only going to take like an hour of your time (and what the hell else are you going to do that's better?), then for the entirely unique experience that's sure to move you to tears." - Joshua Scott Edwards, author of the Sibling Sun series

About the author


Fantasy Author. Long Doggo Enthusiast. Snoot Booper. Shouter of Profanities. Drinker of Whiskey.

You can visit his website / Twitter for more.