book review, horror, Priscilla Bettis, short story, women in horror

Lucretia’s Hum by Priscilla Bettis

This story was published in Among the Headstones, an anthology of graveyard themed stories edited by Rayne Hall. Lucretia is a lonely young woman who hears the industrial hum, and seeks to escape it each night by sleeping in a graveyard where the bodies are left on the surface to rot and be predated. There’s… Continue reading Lucretia’s Hum by Priscilla Bettis

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New Release: It Could Be Anyone’s Leg edited by A.M Symes

This anthology of flash fiction was written by the members of the Dead Birds writing group, set up by the MFA alumni and alumni adjacent friends of the Augsburg University MFA program in Minnesota. Inspired by one of the authors finding a (nonhuman) leg in their garden, each story is themed around the line ‘it… Continue reading New Release: It Could Be Anyone’s Leg edited by A.M Symes

book review, horror, Priscilla Bettis, short story, women in horror

The Sun Sets Nonetheless by Priscilla Bettis

This short story was published in The Vampire Connoisseur, an anthology of vampire fiction edited by Todd Sullivan. Told in first person by an unnamed narrator, this story focuses on a man alone after the loss of his wife and son. Once more Bettis excels in her power of description and ability to create atmosphere.… Continue reading The Sun Sets Nonetheless by Priscilla Bettis

book review, Dan Soule, horror, indie April, short story

Dan Soule: 4 Story Edition

I love Dan Soule’s work, so when he recently released four horror short story singles, I snapped them up. The Black Cloak of Its Wings The shortest of the four stories, there is little I can say about it that won’t spoil it. I can say, however, that it is beautifully written and full of… Continue reading Dan Soule: 4 Story Edition

book review, horror, Joseph Sale, short story

Joseph Sale Month: Mallard’s Maze from Burnt Fur

When Phaedra witnesses an attack in her local park, it is the beginning of a mind bending night she will never forget. Wow, this story is a trip! I honestly don’t know what to make of it. This story appears in an extreme horror anthology themed around animals, to put it into some context. I… Continue reading Joseph Sale Month: Mallard’s Maze from Burnt Fur