June 29, 2019

Day 176: June 23, 2019

JUST ANOTHER BUG HUNT by William Meikle

Bug Eyed Monsters – 2019

Horror – 23 Pages (about, digital)

This one is pure b-horror fun. A young man and his brother bump into something nasty and it snowballs into a great big insectile mess. As always, writ...

June 22, 2019

Day 169: June 16, 2019

CHEF’S HOUSE by Raymond Carver

Where I’m Calling From – Selected Stories 1989 (story originally published in 1981)

General – 5 Pages

A couple stories in a row in this huge collection have dealt with drying out. They’re so raw and realistic and sad (m...

June 15, 2019

Day 162: June 9, 2019

KING CRAB VERSUS GIANT SCORPIAN by William Meikle

Bug Eyed Monsters – 2019

Adventure – 24 Pages (about, digital)

Big monsters and big guns. Man, I don’t really like army guns in stories. The way the soldiers die and fire, they’re nameless, faceless, i...

June 8, 2019

Day 155: June 2, 2019

ELIZABETH by Shirley Jackson

The Lottery and Other Stories – 1949

General – 43 Pages

This one’s less about plot and more about a character existing in a situation she’s frustrated with. It’s pretty slow and the character is designed in an unlikeable l...

June 1, 2019

Day 148: May 26, 2019

THIS IS DEATH by Donald Westlake

The Mists From Beyond – 1993 (originally published in The Thirteenth Ghost Book, 1977)

Horror – 13 Pages

First really great story of the anthology! A man hangs himself and has to linger with his body for the full react...

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