From Shadows & Nightmares


Finally had a chance to finish reading the anthology, and I have to say, I enjoyed every story within its pages, something that doesn’t normally happen.  When I pick up an anthology, usually there’s one or two stories that just don’t do it for me.  Not so, here.  You can find the anthology on Amazon or from the publisher. My short story “Fetch,” appears on page 3, so naturally, I’m  a little biased.  As to the other tales within:

James Dorr‘s “Penny Dreadful,” was a nice opening to the anthology with an entertaining tale of teen love and zombies.

Jennifer Moore’s “Delirium,” offers a ghost story that takes an unexpected turn.

Hall Jameson‘s “The Furnace” is among my favorites in the anthology and shows that even appliances can be haunted, as well as what must be done about such things.

Stacey Longo’s “Wedding Day Blues” offers a humorous take on zombies, set obviously, at a wedding.

Karyne Corum‘s “Harbinger” is a harrowing tale of a haunted lighthouse.

Barry Rosenberg’s “Flush” gives us a hilarious tale of a haunted toilet and all that means to those who use it.

Diane Arrelle‘s “Bobby Bumping” introduces a new sport involving the spirit world.

Claire Rowland’s “Edward” is a love story with a twist.

Mark Lee Pearson‘s “The Little Contractor Tool Kit” is a horrifying tale of a cursed children’s toy.

Jeffrey Wooten‘s “First Date” chronicles the travails of urban life for the supernatural.

Anne Lessing‘s “Aloysius Stratton” tells of one peculiar man’s obsession with the undead.

Tamara Eaton‘s “The Red Blanket” offers a ghost story with a Native American flavor.

Vince Darcangelo‘s “Moving Day” made my top three reads in the anthology, told from the POV of a rehabilitated sexual predator who must constantly move from place to place due to the choices he has made in life.

Michael O’Neal’s “Rattlemaker” not only reveals why that house at the end of the block is one that everyone avoids, but ensures the deserving get their just desserts.

Janet Lorimer‘s “A Ravening Beast” uncovers why so many bodies are turning up in the neighborhood with their throats torn out.

Quintin Peterson‘s “‘Round Midnight” is a nice tale of cops and spirits.

Devyani Borade‘s “The Deadline” played an awful trick on me.  At first I thought it was just another story about a writer, as I read on it proved me wrong.

T.S. Charles’ “Confession” offered a new angle on the zombie tale, bringing family and the short tempered long arm of the law into the mix.

In the pages of Joyce Frohn‘s “Room 116” is the first time I read of this particular use of a shapeshifter’s blood.

Michele Wyan‘s “The New House” is a poignant ghost story that at it’s heart, is about family.

And Mae Empson‘s “Spider Silk and Banshee Hair” is another of my favorites from the anthology, offering a twisted take on the creature of Irish folk legend.

As to my writing, I’m currently putting together a story for submission to the Apocalypse Hope anthology and I have some other lines in the water.  Time will tell if there are any bites.

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