Horrors! A Full Year of Horror #16

Horrors! 365 Scary Stories – A Full Year of Horror
04/15/2017 – 04/21/2017

The horror short-short isn’t easy to master, but more than 100 of the genre’s critically acclaimed authors & hottest up-&-comers have taken a stab at it in Horrors! 365 Scary Stories, an anthology that contains a short tale for every day of the year. Steve Rasnic Tem, Wm F. Nolan, Tom Piccirilli, Yvonne Navarro, Peter Atkins, Brian Hodge, Martin Mundt & 166 others give you short, sharp shocks.

If you missed the first post you can find it here.

It may be spring but it’s still blood-curdlingly cold here in the Horrors! section. So grab a coat and join me!

 


The Fear of Eight LegsLisa Morton

Synopsis:
Martin’s new house is a good deal as a bank repossession. The first family just pulled up stakes and left. There’s only a minor glitch, the heating duct fell off and he’ll have to go into the crawlspace to fix it. There’s only one problem. Spiders like the dark.

Review:
I think it would have been a little better if Martin wasn’t a carpenter. I find it hard to believe he could be an effective carpenter and have arachnophobia that bad.


Feast of the CrowsBrian A. Hopkins

Synopsis:
What seems to be a mildly interesting interesting story about a scarecrow being torn apart by crows (from the scarecrow’s point of view) takes a turn for the gruesome.

Review:
It certainly had a startling ending that I did not see coming at all. It was certainly a twist ending that is not telegraphed at all and packs a wallop.


Feeding the BeastLarry Segriff

Synopsis:
A man upset at his neighbors lets their insensitivity feed his inner beast before finally losing control of it.

Review:
Eh. It was ok, not much to it. Not even much to say about it, really.


Final CallJohn Gregory Betancourt

Synopsis:
The last man in the world receives a telephone call. From a telemarketer.

Review:
Nice and short with an ironic twist.


Finders Keepers Terry Campbell

Synopsis:
A pickpocket feels guilty or…something? I didn’t understand this one at all.

Review:
I didn’t really get this one. I did learn a lot of different monetary themed platitudes though.


Finding DestinyYvonne Navarro

Synopsis:
A man finds a jar in his garage that ends up being Pandora’s Box. Well, Pandora’s Jar, anyway.

Review:
A good story but it raises a few more questions than answers. If the virus was that bad how could it never have been heard of and how is humanity still alive after?


Fire in the Skies Over AsiaDamien Filer

Synopsis:
I have no idea. A guy named Mike talks to two suits in a bar about some kind of mission. I have no idea what the point of it is or anything.

Review:
Seriously, no freaking clue what it’s about.


Favorite of the Week:
Feast of the Crows by Brian A. Hopkins was the stand-out this week. It was amazing with a nasty twist at the end. The rest were a little on the meh side although Final Call had a certain dark humor to it. Finding Destiny could have been better if a tad bit longer.


Join me again next week for some more horror. Or whatever else the book kicks out. See you next Friday!

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