Short Stories 366:301 — “Waiting for Jenny Rex,” by Melissa Yuan-Innes

I've mentioned before how approaching zombie-themed fiction makes me nervous (I'm so very, very done with stories about humans making poor choices in zombie outbreaks, and it feels like so many authors take that easy out to get to the action), but when I see Silvia Moreno-Garcia's name on an anthology as the editor, I'm … Continue reading Short Stories 366:301 — “Waiting for Jenny Rex,” by Melissa Yuan-Innes

Short Stories 366:300 — “The Fixation,” by Mark Morris

The second story in Hammer Chillers from Bafflegab, "The Fixation," had exactly the right level of creep-factor for me. Mark Morris brings us a typical insular British family in a part of the city where things are maybe going a bit to pot, and especially a father who is just Fed Up with the trash … Continue reading Short Stories 366:300 — “The Fixation,” by Mark Morris

Short Stories 366:299 — “The Creep,” by Michael S. Chong

This shudder-worthy story from Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories is a psychologically dark entry in the anthology, and definitely worthy of an October entry. It starts with what could be a moment of a man realizing he has a power and could use it for good, but the good he could do starts to shift … Continue reading Short Stories 366:299 — “The Creep,” by Michael S. Chong

Short Stories 366:298 — “A View from a Hill,” in the style of M.R. James

The last of the quartet of The Conception of Terror, in which audio dramatizations were created in the style of M.R. James, "A View from the Hill" is probably the one with the most traditional horror story vibe of the bunch, in the sense of what I expect from the genre (especially in short fiction). … Continue reading Short Stories 366:298 — “A View from a Hill,” in the style of M.R. James

Short Stories 366:297 — “No Sleep in Bethlehem,” by Matthew Bright

I've kind of hopped around a lot over this year with reviews from Stories to Sing in the Dark, and I'm going to discuss the last story today—the novella length "No Sleep in Bethlehem"—while leaving one more for December, but if nothing else, please by now understand my message throughout the journey in Stories to … Continue reading Short Stories 366:297 — “No Sleep in Bethlehem,” by Matthew Bright

Short Stories 366:296 — “Kill Me Baby, One More Time,” by Michael Matheson

A second superhero story during my attempt to talk horror/darker fictions during October? What? Have I lost the plot? Nope! Okay, this is the first time (of many, I'm sure) I'll be visiting Powered Up!: An Earth Prime Anthology, which is a collection of short fiction based in the Mutants and Masterminds tabletop RPG universe … Continue reading Short Stories 366:296 — “Kill Me Baby, One More Time,” by Michael Matheson