April 1, 2018

“Woolgathering”

by R. E. Wood, 2018

“Woolgathering is a collection of short stories by R.E. Wood.  Like most such collections, it’s up and down—but fortunately, mostly up.  The book contains the following:

“Just a Shadow” is a tale told from the POVs of a ghost and t...

September 29, 2017

“Dead Corpse”

by Nuzo Onoh, 2017

As a fellow writer of scary stories, I am convinced that Nuzo Onoh cheats.  Oh sure, she writes terrific horror stories.  But instead of straining her imagination and making up the scary bits, she just copies down what goes on in West Afr...

October 5, 2016

Love is not always a good thing.  Sometimes it is a horrific thing.  There's the new mom who loves her baby so much that she squeezes it to death.  There's possessive love that leads to insane jealousy.

There's the love that makes you protect your loved one at...

June 26, 2016

“SPOOK LIGHTS”

by Eden Royce, 2015

Many novels, especially horror novels, I find, are over-written and padded.  That's one reason I prefer short stories.  That way, when the author has written everything she needs to write, she stops.  Or more correctly, she moves on to...

June 13, 2016

“THE SLEEPLESS”

by Nuzo Onoh, 2016

Having read Onoh's earlier UNHALLOWED GRAVES, I was anxious for more of her tales of African horror. And once again, the message is, stay the hell out of Africa. Especially at night!

In Onoh's Africa, husbands are tyrants and bullies; wo...

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