5 out of 5 Stars
Well, since this is pretty self-explanatory, it as an Anthology of Horror Stories (or Drabbles) each told in 100 words. So, I will skip the synopsis and go straight in to a couple of my favourite stories and my GUSHING praise!!
I can’t tell you all how much I LOVED this Anthology!! It is so hard to give you all examples of the amazing stories in this because I found myself highlighting almost every story in it! Lol!! The different views on what a Horror Story should be were amazing, so many different thoughts! Some were gruesome, some were psychological, some were scary because it deals in Reality and really makes you think, and some were silly… but in a scary kind of way!
I’m going to share a couple of MY personal favourites with you, but I’m not going to tell you which category they fall into so you will have to figure it out!!
Just a Game
“How does this game work?” Jenna asked.
“You all wait and see who can last the longest,” he replied.
“But if we’re all going to be trippin’, who’s going to be keeping time?” Mary asked.
“I will,” Jack replied.
“This is stupid,” Brian laughed. “Who ever heard of a game where the point is to stay high the longest?”
“Well that’s the fun part,” Jack smiled. “I didn’t give you acid.”
Best of Friends
I’m a people person. I value the bonds, the memories, I create with another person. I’m not into superficial friendships, though. I want to explore relationships that will last a lifetime. I want to know you inside and out. I’ll do whatever it takes to completely and utterly understand my friends. It’s my belief that you never really know someone until you’ve looked someone in the eye as they beg for their life. “I’m sorry,” were the last words whimpered with his final breath. His eyes faded dull and all life left his body. I am not a superficial friend.
He cowers under the blankets, holding his breath, knowing that…
…two more will come.
A few days ago, when the pounding first came, he convinced himself that it was only a vivid dream. Two nights ago, he blamed the wind and spent the next day securing the shutters on the north side of the house.
When he was a boy, his mother warned him.
“The third time it comes, don’t be home.”
For two days, he could have been on the road, getting far away.
“It will come for blood,” she said.
He hears the doorknob click.
A Demonic Pact
Billy San Juan
There’s a demon in my bedroom. It follows me with its fiery eyes, daring me to escape. I tried to run already, but he roared, and I fell. My arm landed on the corner of the dresser. I can already feel the bruise forming. It knows the bruise hurts. It knows to grab me by the arm, to squeeze the bruise. To cover my mouth with his clawed talon so I can’t scream. I’ve been trapped with this demon before, but I can usually escape. Not tonight. Tonight, I think I will die. I can’t believe I married this man.
And the creme de la creme. In the midst of all the “Stormy” Weather going on, I’m sure you will all appreciate this one!
They had found her.
She was sure she had masked her path to this place, scrubbed it squeaky damn clean, as a mater of fact, but she must have screwed up somewhere because here they were.
Knocking at her damn door.
She took a moment to consider her options.
It didn’t take long.
They all sucked.
Which just meant picking the one that sucked the least.
Which also sucked.
Moving gingerly to the door, she undid the security chain with shaking hands.
“Trump Supporters!” they chirp at her.
This is just a TINY TASTE of what this Anthology has to offer! These writers are all so talented, I wish I could have showcased them all… but, that would sort of defeat the purpose! I really took my time with this one and just read a story here and there to savour it and really think about each story! Some of them are so deep for only 100 words!! I honestly can’t recommend this book ENOUGH!!
Kevin J. Kennedy himself said it best in his Afterword when he says
“I always feel that every book takes you on a journey, with anthologies often taking you on several. The stories in this book are extremely short, but I think all of the authors involved packed a lot into them. I hope you enjoyed our anthology of drabbles and, if you are new to flash fiction, I hope we have made a convert of you.”
I really hope that you allow yourself to be converted and get this book! The nice thing about each story being so short is that you can pick it up and read a little any time! (it would make a great bathroom book! Some of the stories may even scare the crap out of you!! Lol! To get things started, I’m going to give you links to go pick up a copy for yourself!!
Also, check out other AMAZING titles by Kevin at
his website: http://www.kevinjkennedy.co.uk/
his Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorkevinjkennedy/
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100 Word Horrors is Best Served with
A Bloody Orange Cocktail
The pictures are all mine though and it was a great drink!! Super fun!! Can’t wait to try it out on others around Halloween!!!
- 4 ounces vodka
- 2 ounces Licor 43
- 8 ounces Orangina or 1:3 orange juice to club soda (I went with the OJ mix because I find orange drinks disgusting! Lol!)
- 3 ounces raspberry syrup (recipe follows)
- 1 orange
- plastic syringes (available at party stores)
3.Fill each syringe with .75 ounces of raspberry syrup and set aside
4. Add vodka and Licor43 to a shaker with ice, shake until very cold (about 20 seconds). Add Orangina and stir. Pour into iced glasses and place filled syringes in drinks.
5. Add an orange wedge to the side of each glass and serve.