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review 2017-06-25 15:04
Fountain of Drowned Memories by Erik Hofstatter
Fountain of Drowned Memories - Erik Hofstatter

 

Fountain of Drowned Memories is a short story that touched my heart.

 

Lorcan is a man obsessed with the stains in the ceiling and someone, (or something?), trying to steal from him. Is this real or is there something else going on? For a story that is only 18 pages long, this one packs a powerful punch and I highly recommend it.

 

Oh, and did I mention it's free? (Or you can donate $1.00 if you like it!) Here's a link, (what do you have to lose?):Fountain of Drowned Memories

 

*I received this short story free, in exchange for my honest review. This is it.*

 

 

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review 2017-06-24 14:52
Double Barrel Horror: There Will Be Angels/Marlene the Magnificent by John Boden
Double Barrel Horror: There Will Be Angels... / Marlene the Magnificent - John Boden,Matthew Weber

 

DOUBLE BARREL HORROR continues on with this series of two short stories per volume. This time around they are both written by John Boden These super short stories being: THERE WILL BE ANGELS and MARLENE THE MAGNIFICENT. 

 

THERE WILL BE ANGELS is exactly the type of story I expect from Mr. Boden. A young boy is in distress and there are angels, but these are not the type of angels that will save him.

 

MARLENE THE MAGNIFICENT is NOT the type of story I expected from Mr. Boden. Not at all. Marlene actually IS magnificent and I wager that once you are introduced to her and her act, you will never forget it! A word of advice though? If she asks for your watch as part of her act, do NOT give it to her! 

 

I've been a fan of John Boden for a year or two now, and his work always surprises and pleases me. These two short stories continue that tradition and I give this small volume my highest recommendation!

 

You can get your copy here: 

Double Barrel Horror: There Will Be Angels... / Marlene the Magnificent

 

*I received this book free, in exchange for my honest review. This is it.*

 

 

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review 2017-06-09 14:04
Clowning Around by Chris Kosarich
Clowning Around - Chris Kosarich

Clowning Around is a super short story featuring Tricksy the clown. I enjoyed it!

 

Tricksy makes a deal with two young budding film makers and then...things go wrong.

 

Even though I found this tale to be a bit predictable, I would love to read more about Tricksy!

 

 

You can get your copy here: Clowning Around

 

*I received a free copy of this short story in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it.*

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review 2017-06-09 13:45
Dis Mem Ber by Joyce Carol Oates
DIS MEM BER and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense - Joyce Carol Oates

Dis Mem Ber is an excellent collection of stories previously published elsewhere. The only threads they have in common is that they are all from a woman's point of view, (except for WELCOME TO FRIENDLY SKIES!), and they are all unsettling.

 

My favorite had to be the first story, DISMEMBER, in which a young girl narrowly escapes what could have been a nasty end.

 

HEARTBREAK was the story of two sisters, one beautiful and the other, not so much. Sometimes jealousy can get out of hand, before we even realize we are jealous.

 

I also enjoyed BLUE HERON quite a bit. This is the story of a widow dealing with her grief while trying to avoid her scummy brother-in-law who wants her to sell her lake-house.

 

Lastly, WELCOME TO FRIENDLY SKIES! had to be one of the funniest stories I've read in years. I'm not going to say anything further about it, as I think it's best to go into it cold.

 

Overall, this was a satisfying collection of stories from one of the masters of American short fiction. Highly recommended!

 

You can get your copy here: DIS MEM BER and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense

 

*Thanks to NetGalley and Mysterious Press for the free e-ARC in exchange for my honest review. This is it!*

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review 2017-06-02 18:30
The Last Chord by Chris Kosarich
The Last Chord - Chris Kosarich

The Last Chord is a twisted short story featuring the lead guitarist of a band called The Unnamed.

 

Young Matt Hayden hides in the doorway of a storefront, trying to wait out a rainstorm while keeping his guitar case dry, when he is approached by a man he calls Mister Black. What follows is your typical Faustian deal, but with a few twists.

 

I enjoyed this tale - it moved quickly, it wasn't totally predictable, and it was fun. I couldn't help myself from picturing Mister Black as Randall Flagg, (I wonder why?), and that's not a bad thing. He was a great bad guy and so is Mr. Black. Though I sometimes wondered if he was even a man at all? You'll have to read The Last Chord and see what I'm talking about for yourself.

 

I highly recommend this to those of you who like a short narrative followed up by an ending that's like a punch in the gut!

 

*I was given a free copy of this story in exchange for my honest review. This is it!*

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