book review, fantasy, short story

The Heart of Owl Abbas by Kathleen Jennings

With the intricate world building of China Miéville, and the same unique beauty as the author’s art, The Heart of Owl Abbas is a short story to be cherished. Set in the city kingdom of Owl Abbas, the story concerns a starving artist who writes songs under the name of Excelsior, and the Nightingale automaton… Continue reading The Heart of Owl Abbas by Kathleen Jennings

book review, horror, short story

The Bird by Willow Rose

Taking more than a leaf or two out of Daphne Du Maurier’s The Birds, this short story places the action in a wealthy gated community in Florida. Kindergartener, Winnie, finds a tiny white bird with green eyes in the house, but it’s sudden appearance brings out her mother’s bird phobia and past bad experiences. While… Continue reading The Bird by Willow Rose

book review, horror, short story

Crazy Ass Stories for Crazy Ass People by Andi Rausch

I’m very happy to be part of another Blackthorn Book Tours blog book tour, this time for Andy Rausch’s second short story collection, Crazy Ass Stories for Crazy Ass People. About the book This quirky collection of short stories (and one novella) by Andy Rausch contains something for readers of every stripe. Rausch touches on… Continue reading Crazy Ass Stories for Crazy Ass People by Andi Rausch

fantasy, short story

Sarah’s Happiness by David Rae

I have great pleasure in presenting to you an original, never before seen story, by David Rae. It is a sequel to my story, ‘Topper’s Shop’. Enjoy! When Sarah got back to the flat, her roommate opened the door. “You’re back,” she said. “Yes,” said Sarah. “So did you get things fixed?” Sarah thought for… Continue reading Sarah’s Happiness by David Rae

book review, horror, short story

Disturbing Works Volume II by Jon Richter

A brief detour from David Rae Week to join Blackthorn Book Tours review tour of Jon Richter’s short story collection, Disturbing Works Volume Two. About the book Another compendium of delightfully macabre stories by Jon Richter, author of Deadly Burial and Never Rest. Jon's first short fiction collection was described as 'Black Mirror meets Tales… Continue reading Disturbing Works Volume II by Jon Richter