book review, horror, indie April, short story, women in horror

The One That Got Away edited by Jill Girardi

Thirty stories on the theme of The One That Got Away. As with all anthologies, some stories appealed to me more than others, but with so many to choose from, there really is a story for every taste. 1. Heavy Metal Coffin by Amira Krista Calvo. An interesting entry into the annuals of demonic music.… Continue reading The One That Got Away edited by Jill Girardi

book review, horror, indie April, short story

We All Scream For Ice Cream by Lou Yardley

It is a truth universally acknowledged that ice cream vans are creepy, and Yardley’s story is one of the best depictions of evil ice cream vans out there. Katelyn and her gang - Carter, Connie and Connie’s younger brother, Dale - spend an idyllic summer’s day in the park before deciding to get an ice… Continue reading We All Scream For Ice Cream by Lou Yardley

book review, horror, indie April, short story

Dog Walk of the Apocalypse by Alexander Pain

A man walking his dog comes across a zombie, in this short story prequel to Complex Z by Alexander Pain. I’ve always worried about how I’d deal with my animals need to eliminate during a zombie infestation, and I’m glad I’m not the only one. Pain appreciates that a dog’s gotta do what a dog’s… Continue reading Dog Walk of the Apocalypse by Alexander Pain

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The Case of the Criminal Christmas by Nikki Haverstock

Mage, Ella, gets hired to run security at an abandoned casino over Christmas, but when she discovers cloaked figures intent on spell casting, she knows there’s more to the job than meets the eye. I love Haverstock’s writing style. It’s fun, imaginative and engaging. This is part of her Casino Witch Mysteries series, and though… Continue reading The Case of the Criminal Christmas by Nikki Haverstock

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Short Story Review: 4 by Thorne

Four deliciously dark horror short stories by Isaac Thorne. Jake, a young boy, is terrified of the ghost who wakes him up every night. When his parents do nothing to help him, he decides to take matters into his own hands. I loved the idea of this story. What drives young children to commit violent… Continue reading Short Story Review: 4 by Thorne