Tag Archives: horror

Flash! Vol 1, by Brady Koch (2:13)

Today we see that giving flavoursome detail before defining qualities is gambling that the reader won’t settle on a different mental image. What I gleaned about the stories: Bad things…

Aurelia: six ghost stories, by David Bramhall (0:56)

Today we see that immersion needs more than a series of statements connected together.  What I gleaned about the stories: People who don’t use any sort of name lead tedious…

Along For The Ride, by Martin Alvarez (2:35)

Today we see that stories need a firm framework of description. What I gleaned about the stories: There is a thin membrane between sanity and reality; a membrane that thins…

Itch: Nine Tales of Fantastic Worlds, by Kris Austen Radcliffe (1:53)

Today we see that even if a scene is well-written, it won’t engage readers if it doesn’t follow the previous prose. What I gleaned about the stories: There is weirdness…

Tra-Con-Per-Ski!, by HM Reynolds (6:46)

Today we see that if you reduce characters to a pronoun rather than giving them names, readers need clear cues which character’s point of view a scene is in.