Eight imaginative horror short stories make up this fun collection by bestselling author, Nick Clausen.
The first story, Under The Skin, reads like a fairy tale told through a modern lens. It’s a suitably nasty opening to the collection, and lets you know what you can expect from the other stories.
Snapper The Fish tells the story of a little girl and her new pet. My second favorite of the collection, this will probably stay with me the longest.
Deadly Dreams is about a new game app that’s all the rage. My favorite story of the collection, I loved the story and the implications of the world created. Complete on its own, this is a world I wouldn’t mind the author revisiting.
All Birds Hate Me is about a boy who is hated by all birds. Thing Daphne du Maurier’s story, but for one person rather than a town. Thankfully, there’s a medical treatment for it these days.
Ghost Tennis is a spooky tale about a new home that’s haunted by a ghost who likes to play tennis. Would you play with him? I would. I love tennis, and a ghost opponent would make a welcome change to the wall.
Drip-Drip-Drip is about a girl who has a disagreement with her new house. It’s a claustrophobic tale that makes you wonder what you’d do in the girl’s place.
When I Snap My Fingers… is a chilling story about hypnotism. My third favorite of the collection, this story is very dark.
The final story, Lights Out, is the origin story of a superhero, or is that a super villain?
If you like the author’s novels, you will enjoy a journey into his shorter works. If you haven’t yet read Clausen, Chills and Creeps is a good introduction to his writing. After each story he gives a brief paragraph on its inspiration, which I thought was a nice touch.
I award Chills & Creeps Volume 1…
Chills & Creeps Vol 1 is available for $2.77 ebook and $14.99 print book on Amazon.
I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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