Tag: Horror Short Fiction

Out Behind The Barn by John Boden & Chad Lutzke

Out behind The Barn is my first encounter with Boden and Lutzke and what an encounter it was, a tale that is dripping with sorrow, hope and brotherhood / sonship with a side portion of loneliness. The book is short coming in at just 100 pages but sometimes as the old adage says ‘the best

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Crossroads by Laurel Hightower

A mothers grief is something even the devil should fear. This is my first experience of Laurel Hightower and it will not be my last. Crossroads is a sensational, emotionally shredding, grief riddled nightmare of a book. The story is one that will affect you for long after reading (whether you are a parent or

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Burnt Tongues: Anthology

The first time I read Burnt Tongues was back in April 2014 – at the time I had only really started dipping my feet into the world of transgressive fiction and I have to admit that I came away from that encounter a little scarred and a little let down, I found the stories shocking

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Hunger Pangs by Scott J. Moses

Hunger Pangs is the debut collection from Scott J. Moses, a new voice in horror for me but a collection that dredges the very depths of horror, you can tell from reading this varied collection that Moses is a person that has been moulded by horror his entire life. There are stories that are vampiric

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The Balance by Kev Harrison

Kev Harrison is a new writer to me but after his offering ‘The Balance’ he is a writer I will continue to read and seek out, such is the depth of story and stunning prose on offer! ‘The Balance’ is a strange beast it’s like the offspring of the folklore brilliance one expects from the

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If It Bleeds by Stephen King

Reading Stephen King for me is a type of therapy; one that is good for the soul and mind. When I get a new book from him it’s like sliding on a pair of comfy slippers, pouring myself a hot steaming cup of coffee and disappearing for a while into the world and characters he’s

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The Lamppost Huggers by Christopher Stanley

Christopher Stanley is making ever increasing waves in the horror genre and his latest offering of The Lamppost Huggers creates a tsunami of macabre delights, sweeping the reader off their feet and dragging them into the frothing deadly undertow that are his words and visceral imagination, prepare to be scared, entertained and scarred by this

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ANNIHILATION RADIATION: Shortlist Announcement

We are pleased to commence announcing the shortlisted authors and winners of the ANNIHILATION RADIATION Short Story Competition. After much deliberation and debate, over the course of the next eighteen days, we will be announcing the entrants who were selected for inclusion in the shortlist, followed by confirmation of the three winners. Every day at

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ANNIHILATION RADIATION: Shortlist Announcement

We are pleased to commence announcing the shortlisted authors and winners of the ANNIHILATION RADIATION Short Story Competition. After much deliberation and debate, over the course of the next eighteen days, we will be announcing the entrants who were selected for inclusion in the shortlist, followed by confirmation of the three winners. Every day at

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ANNIHILATION RADIATION: Shortlist Announcement

We are pleased to commence announcing the shortlisted authors and winners of the ANNIHILATION RADIATION Short Story Competition. After much deliberation and debate, over the course of the next eighteen days, we will be announcing the entrants who were selected for inclusion in the shortlist, followed by confirmation of the three winners. Every day at

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