Horrors! 365 Scary Stories – A Full Year of Horror
05/20/2017 – 05/26/2017
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.
The days are getting longer now. That’s good. You never know what’s lurking in the dark.
Horror by Sunlight – Lawrence C. Connolly
Meeting the girlfriend’s father for the first time can be unnerving. Especially when that father has a mysterious illness that requires him to be absent during a full moon.
The story almost seemed like a different ending was tacked on to it from a different story. I honestly don’t get the skins being changed or were they not changed at all and he mistook them for wolf skins at first? I’m just not sure.
Houses Creaking in the Wind – Steve Rasnic Tem
Flies sing, houses creak, people die (or disappear?) and I seriously have no freaking idea what the heck this story is about.
It’s hard to review what I don’t get. So…skip!
Hunger – Michael A. Burstein
A vampire rises from the grave, having set his ‘alarm clock’ for a thousand years. waiting for the day when the vampire/human war would be over. It’s over when he wakes up but not quite with the outcome he had expected.
A good story with an ironic twist. Why is it vampire stories make for such good, ironic twists? Of course, iron-y is good for the blood. Although it seems the main problem could have been solved with just the teensiest forethought by the vampires.
Hunt – Bradley H. Sinor
A newbie training session for vampires.
I’d say more but it really is a pretty good story with a few twists and turns that I’d rather not spoil for you. Enjoy!
Husks – Thomas Smith
A dare to go into a house to peek at a family of urban legend takes a turn for the bad. very bad.
It had a pretty interesting and different ‘monster’ in it that was a bit more unique that the typical evil family or ghosts.
Idle Conversation at the End of the World – Richard Parks
Stepping on a roach has significant importance in the grand devolution of things.
More bugs. and no, I’d really rather not imagine what’s under the faces when they slip off. Too bad my mind isn’t playing along.
If Thine Eye Offends Thee – Peter Atkins
If a person’s eyes are the mirrors to one’s soul then would they also reflect that person’s sins as well?
A very brief (barely three paragraphs) but powerful story.
Favorite of the Week:
I’ll have to go with If Thine Eye Offends Thee by Peter Atkins. It was a very brief, creepy and powerful snippet of a story. The other one I liked a lot was Hunt by Bradley H. Sinor. It was interesting and a bit twisty for being a two page story.
This was a bit of a slow story week but make sure to come back next week for a few more spine-tinglers!
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GracieKat was the first co-host of Sci-Fi & Scary, Lilyn’s partner-in-crime, and sub-head of the Coolthulhu Crew. She reviews horror books, movies, and games for the site. She also does a weekly Focus on the Frightful feature, and is the site list-maker. She is also in control of the Sci-Fi & Scary podcast which will relaunch soon.
Gracie is also a member of the Ladies of Horror Fiction crew.
Cracked up at some of your comments. I do need to read all of these!
Thank you! At least if they’re a little boring I can always give them the MST3K treatment, lol.
I’m glad you enjoyed it! At least with the not so good ones I can give them the MST3K treatment, lol
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