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Shorty Talks: Briar Rose by Kim Antieau

I was checking out The Journal of Mythical Arts site (recommended by Gautami) today, which is a site dedicated to literary, visual, and performance arts inspired by myth, folklore, fairy tales, and the oral storytelling tradition. Doesn’t it sound fascinating? I think you should check it out too! So while I was there I read Briar Rose by Kim Antieau, a short story about a girl who wakes up in the hospital and has no recollection of she is and how she got there. When the nurse on duty shows

Arranged Marriage by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Published in 1995, Arranged Marriage is the first book written by this author. I had been thinking of reading something by this author and luckily our library had this book. I really had no idea what this book was about. After reading the first story and then going to the second did I realize that this was a small book of lovely short stories. Stories of Indian Bengali women, away from India and trying to adapt to the huge cultural changes. I stopped after every story to either think of

10th Shot of Shock: Miss Jéromette and the Clergyman By Wilkie Collins

I read Miss Jéromette and the Clergyman By Wilkie Collins as part of the 31 Shots of Shock.Every day of the month of October, I will be posting review of one horror short Story! This challenge is hosted by Rob @RobAroundBooks. You can join any day you want. As the narrator reads a collection of famous trials, his brother who is a Clergyman goes very pale and announces to him that the accused who was acquitted was really guilty. Th eclergyman then narrates his story and how he was witness to the very

9th Shot of Shock: ‘Lukundoo’ by Edward Lucas White.

I read ‘Lukundoo’ by Edward Lucas White as part of the 31 Shots of Shock.Every day of the month of October, I will be posting review of one horror short Story! This challenge is hosted by Rob @RobAroundBooks. You can join any day you want. I know I am some shots behind, but I decided I need to do whatever it is needed to finish this … so I will be posting as many as I can 😉 Synopsis borrowed from Rob: While gathered in front of the fireplace with friends, Singleton relates

8th Shot of Shock: The Return by Fernando Sorrentino

I read  The Return by Fernando Sorrentino (Translated by Thomas C. Meehan) as part of the 31 Shots of Shock.Every day of the month of October, I will be posting review of one horror short Story! This challenge is hosted by Rob @RobAroundBooks. You can join any day you want. In The Return by Fernando Sorrentino, a 23 year old man is the only witness to an accidental killing and all the bizarre series of events that follow in the period of 13 years after that. It read more as a thriller than horror. It

7th Shot of Shock: The Brass Teapot by Tim Macy

I read  The Brass Teapot by Tim Macy as part of the 31 Shots of Shock.Every day of the month of October, I will be posting review of one horror short Story! This challenge is hosted by Rob @RobAroundBooks. You can join any day you want. Alica and John are on the way back from visiting there oldest daughter in college. They have been continuously fighting on there monetary problems. With both kids in college, they had no money left to even get through a day. On the drive home they argued about money. Wasted money.

6th Shot of Shock: The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson

I read The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson as part of the 31 Shots of Shock.Every day of the month of October, I will be posting review of one horror short Story! This challenge is hosted by Rob @RobAroundBooks. You can join any day you want. On board of Schooner sailing the Northern Pacific, George is suddenly surprised by a call from the water by a mysterious old man. The Old man for some reason, doesn’t want to be seen and would not come near the ship. George sckeptical wakes his friend

5th Shot of Shock: The Dampmere Mystery by John Kendrick Bangs

I read The Dampmere Mystery by John Kendrick Bangs as part of the 31 Shots of Shock.Every day of the month of October, I will be posting review of one horror short Story! This challenge is hosted by Rob @RobAroundBooks. You can join any day you want. Sawson wished to be alone so as to write peacefully and without interference. For this he rents out a little cottage at Dampere and moves in accompained by his Chinese cook and a pet. All things seems to go well, but come Easter, things start getting

4th Shot of Shock: An account of some strange disturbances in Aungier Street by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I read An account of some strange disturbances in Aungier Street  by J. Sheridan Le Fanu as part of the 31 Shots of Shock.Every day of the month of October, I will be posting review of one horror short Story! This challenge is hosted by Rob @RobAroundBooks. You can join any day you want. In An account of some strange disturbances in Aungier Street by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 2 cousins, Tom and Dick, move into an old mansion, bought by Tom’s father, Uncle Ludlow, so as to be near there colleges and

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