Are you ever in a reading slump, or not particularly enjoying the book you're currently reading? Whenever I'm in either situation I find the best remedy is to pick up a short story! This gives me a quick burst of entertainment and usually encourages me to pick up my current read or a new book. … Continue reading Short stories worth reading when you have 10 minutes to spare – with mini-reviews!
⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis From the foggy streets of Victorian London to the eerie perfection of 1950s suburbia, the everyday is invaded by the evil otherworldly in this unforgettable collection of new ghost stories from the author of The Woman in Black. In the title story, on a murky evening in a warmly lit club off St … Continue reading Review: The Travelling Bag and Other Ghostly Stories by Susan Hill
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: As the acknowledged 'Queen of Crime', P. D. James was frequently commissioned by newspapers and magazines to write a special short story for Christmas. Four of the best of these have been drawn from the archives and published here. P. D. James's prose illuminates each of these perfectly formed stories, making them ideal … Continue reading Review: The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories by P. D. James
Synopsis: Laguna Beach, California, is drowning in June Gloom. The fog is so thick, tourists fade in and out of a brick courtyard of shops like ghostly apparitions. Regina, proprietor of She’s Got Baggage—Italian luggage, briefcases, and purses, is worried. Paula, the owner of the shop next door, shows up with a black eye one … Continue reading Mini-review: June Gloom by Greta Boris
Synopsis: Doctors had given him just one month to live. A month to wonder, what comes afterward? There was one way to find out - ask a dead man. Mini-review: Isn't fiction such an amazing thing? That you can read a 10 page piece of writing that draws you in and chills you to the … Continue reading Mini-review: There is a Reaper… by Charles V. de Vet
Hello everyone! I’m here with this weeks Tor.com Thursday post and mini review. I really enjoyed the melancholic story this week, but it felt unfinished, in a way. Interested in joining? See below for what to do to be a part of it! HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: On Thursday, I will pick a short … Continue reading Tor.com Thursdays: short story review
Synopsis: In this work, a mysterious man who has been living alone in a castle for as long as he can remember decides to break free in search of human contact. Mini-review: Loved this short story! I'm only just getting into Lovecraft but I'm already very impressed with his work and his writing. Creepy setting … Continue reading Mini-review: The Outsider by H. P. Lovecraft