Horrors! 365 Scary Stories – A Full Year of Horror
05/27/17 – 06/02/17
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.
Ah, spring. School’s almost out – time for cook-outs, camp-outs. Just be careful of that rustling in the woods.
If You Feel You Have Reached This Number in Error – John Helfers
A man dies, phone a few feet away from his hand. However, there’s more going on with the telephone company than meets the eye.
Loved this story! It had a great, creepy vibe to it and made me think of an X-Files episode.
If You Go Out in the Woods Tonight – Nancy Holder
An unknown narrator is talking to an unknown family. The woods have been booby-trapped by a family named the McIvey’s. Bear traps. Razor wire.
I liked it. It had a snappy ending with a lot of oomph. Definitely has you wondering who the unknown narrator is, exactly.
If You Love Someone, Let Them Go – Peter Atkins
An unusual family has the unfortunate habit of becoming whatever they lose. So what happens when a man loses his girlfriend?
Short, not bad and a little weird.
I’ll Get Away With It – William F. Nolan
A son with an abusive father sets up the perfect crime.
It was a little hard to believe but not too bad.
I’m a Crazy Tiger – Tina L. Jens
A man believes he’s a tiger. Which is crazy, right? But is it so crazy when there’s a tiger at the zoo that acts like a human?
Um, I’m not quite sure what to say abut this one, really. It’s different and pretty good. Not very scary though.
Immanence – David Annandale
Riviere gives Jordan a brief history of horror and film. Then I have no idea what happened. Really.
I was kind of into it until it got…weird. So I have no idea what they were trying to say.
Immortal Muse – Don D’Ammasssa
Connie has an idea for her thesis. To prove Mary Shelley visited the real-life inspiration for Frankenstein. So they go to the villa looking for proof. As they make their way through the abandoned villa they pass proof that’s far more intriguing than what they’re looking for.
I thought this was cool. It actually would make for a very good longer story like a novella.
Favorite of the Week:
My two favorites this week were If You Feel You Have Reached This Number in Error by John Heifers and Immortal Muse by Don D’Ammassa. If You Have Reached This Number in Error would make for a great full-length novel because it’s idea is one that could be expanded on a lot.