Tag Archives: horror

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Sliced and Diced: A collection of dark and twisted short stories, by Joan De La Haye (40:00)

Today we see that humor can make dark stories seem even darker. What I gleaned about the stories: If someone secretly hates the gift you got them, them sharing it…

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Dislocations: Fictions, by Windsor Harries (4:37)

Today we see that if you have to explain your description then you’re calling somebody an idiot: either the reader or yourself. And neither case is good for the relationship….

Cabals of Blood: Tales of Cosmic Horror, by Richard Klu (8:45)

Today we see that a single misplaced comma can be enough of a bump to derail a reader. What I gleaned about the stories: If you really want to be…

Like Life Itself: Ten Short Stories, by BP Broome (4:07)

Today we see that typesetting conventions keep the text out of the reader’s way. What I gleaned about the stories: If it exists, someone will pay for video of it….

Scaring the Crows: 21 Tales for Noon or Midnight, by Gregory Miller (10:13)

Today we see that if you tell readers too loudly that your book is great, they’ll assume you don’t trust your stories to stand on their own. What I gleaned…

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