Tag Archives: horror

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Zombie Zeitgeist, by J Cornell Michel (1:15)

Today we see that starting in the middle of the action shouldn’t mean chopping off the start of events. What I gleaned about the stories: Dave put the book of…

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Ghost Stories, by Ron Ripley (1:33)

Today we see that telling readers something they can easily work out on their own can destroy a mental image as easily as missing out a key detail. What I…

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Short, Sharp Shocks: A Collection of Hit ‘n’ Run Fiction, by Simon Wood (2:03)

Today we see that editorial issues with the title of your book signal trouble ahead. What I gleaned about the stories: Insurance company employees are so precise that they cling to formal…

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Sonoran Dreams: Three Short Stories from Exile, by Robb Grindstaff (2:33)

Today we see that lists of things are supposed to be easy to read.

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Discordia: Short Stories from The Golden Apple of Discord, by Lauren Hodge (0:51)

Today we see that an overly stylized narrative voice can push readers away rather than drawing them in. What I gleaned about the stories: Supernatural entities can easily be identified by…