Horrors! 365 Scary Stories – A Full Year of Horror
03/11/2017 – 03/17/2017
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.
Well, we’re really getting into it now, aren’t we? I can feel you holding my hand but not quite so tight, if you please. Wait. That’s not your hand?
Trading with Death:
What terrible sacrifices might we make for those we love?
Will we be selfless or selfish?
Taka is tortured by her younger sister’s terminal illness. Then one dark day, in the middle of the forest, she is faced with an opportunity to change fate. As the two sisters grapple with the approach of Death, one of them will attempt to bargain for a life. What final choices will be made?
Need a quick read with a different sort of ending?
Charlie the Robot packs a lot of feels into such a short little story. Go check it out.
Born August 2nd, 1939. Died August 31, 2015.
Wes Craven (Twitter headshot)
The mind that created Freddy Kruger (Nightmare on Elm Street) is dead. Freddy Kruger is one of the things that shaped my childhood. I hold him personally responsible for installing insomnia in me early on. I hold him responsible for my fear of waterbeds (because even now, I *know* Kruger’s gonna come up through it and slice me the minute I fall asleep.)
Even once I got older, I still love the Kruger movies. I can definitely see the camp, where as before they were just freaking scary, but they’re still awesome. These movies terrified me, so naturally they hold a special place in my mind.
Even better, is whenever you saw pictures of this guy (like the one above) do you see ANY inkling of that twisted mind? I don’t. He looked like a cool grandpa.
And the dude that started the whole nightmare…is dead.
Well, that just sucks.
I hope Mr. Craven’s family finds peace and comfort swiftly.
Click here to be taken to a list of movies/tv shows Wes Craven had a hand in, and you can really see how he’s shaped horror as we know it.