Horrors! 365 Scary Stories – A Full Year of Horror
06/24/2017 – 06/30/2017
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.
Step into my parlour said the GracieKat to her readers and let me tell you some tales.
Like a Charm – David Niall Wilson
Exiting a bar Lucky finds three guys beating up an old man and drives them off. As a thank you the old man gives Lucky a charm in the shape of a bird. Maybe Lucky’s luck will change soon, after all.
I generally liked the story but it’s full of stereotypes about country people that are a little insulting.
A Likeness of Me – Dawn Dunn
John thinks he got lucky when a woman invites him back to her place to see her paintings. Experiencing an odd feeling of deja vu he suddenly knows the awful truth.
I really liked this one because I love creepy paintings. Especially when the line between creation and creator becomes blurred.
The Little Black Dog – Linda J. Dunn
A little girl’s dog runs off when her parents make a stop. The new owners find Blackie and give her a new home. Blackie’s just a little thing but it’s appetite is a little larger than the new owners think it is. Of course, you can’t ask them, they’ve disappeared.
I loved this story and the twist at the end is great. I thought at first that Blackie might be a werewolf but the answer is a little more…galactic.
Little Man – Scott M. Brents
A little boy tells the neighbor about the strange little man he found in the woods. A little creature he killed and now he’s scared he’ll get in trouble. Even though he doesn’t believe him the neighbor says it’ll be ok.
For such a short story it was kind of all over the place. So it was kind of meh.
Lopez – Benjamin Adams
A wrong number in the middle of the night for a man named Lopez turns into a bizarre mystery for a couple.
I didn’t really get this one at all. It was a little confusing whether it was a conspiracy or a case of mistaken identity.
Lost Pao – Jessica Amanda Salmonson
A you boy named Pao wanders away from his home when he’s young and returns as a young man speaking cryptically. Then he turns into a monster.
A good folk tale type of tale but a little blunt and short.
Love Sat Alone on a Foggy Pier – Terry Campbell
A man out hunting a ghostly lady on a foggy night meets one but doesn’t realize it. so he keeps coming back, hoping to meet his own Lady of the Lake.
Favorite of the Week:
Kind of slim pickings for this week. I did really like Love Sat Alone on a Foggy Pier by Terry Campbell. I like a good ghost story, especially one with a bit of a romantic element. Scratch that, a mysterious romantic element.
Join us again next week for another round of chilling tales.