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Wife and her over and her husband s revenge Short but very effective it s a chilling story with just enough use of regional dialect to hint at an Appalachian or Southern ocationSome Have A Taste is not what one expects on first glimpsing the title and it s thoughtfulness is a welcome and appetizing surprise Written by Sarah Busse it describes spirits that are a bit out of the ordinary Both this and Guess Who s Coming To Dinner stuck me as among the thoughtful and thought provoking poetry pieces in this volumeLastly I would mention two poems by Robert Borski Blood Wallah and Rebranding The first will call to mind vampires with rarefied tastes particularly to fans of classic vampire ore The second also brings vampires to mind this time as a The Best Revenge (Redstone, Incorporated lecture from a veteran blood sucker to a recent sueamish member of their peculiar fraternity Both are clever and entertaining and both fit the theme perfectly Like all anthologies this one is noess a mixed bag though I can t actually say there were any bad works here only that some were striking and thought provoking to me than others At 999 for a print copy from your favorite Ranchers Perfect Baby Rescue local bookstore or as 99 cent download from DriveThruFictioncom The Hungry Dead is cheap and well worth picking up for horror fans of all stripes There is veryittle here that will challenge the reader unduly and a fair amount of reward to be had from its consumptionRating Four out of Five Stars. Ng dead That is a uestion we'll eave you to answer We're just happy to add to the mythology in this collection of poetry and short stories featuring zombies vampires ghosts and other dead things that want to eat yo.
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Available at DriveThruFictioncom The Hungry DeadSelected Edited by Lester Smith146 pages Popcorn Press In a tribute to the speed at which the publishing industry is changing these days The Hungry Dead is the first collection that I m aware of at east that purports to have been solicited edited collected and at the printer within one month The fact that the solicitation process took place at east partly online may account for some of that speedThe Hungry Dead is a collection of poetry and short stories that mostly hovers around the title s stated theme The excellent and evocative cover image shows a slightly decayed yet no ess well turned out young woman a plate of brains in front of her gold plated knife and fork in hand She s daintily hoisting a forkful 74 Seaside Avenue lips parted in anticipation It sets just the right tone for the collection By way of full disclosure I would add that a number of contributors to The Hungry Dead including the publisher are friends of mine so take that for what it s worthOf the fiction several pieces are standouts I readily devoured Stephen D Sullivan s Tricks Treats Exploring the origins of Halowe enegends it provides a creeping chill to freeze the blood J Robert King s Unlife on the Mississippi brings humor and a clever concept to a rustic American vampire tale A Backwoods young man The Note living in the Mississippi basin near Hannibal Missouri discovers he s suddenly become a vampire He soon. Hungry are the dead unable to be sated Still their nation grows Winifred Lewis Every culture has its tales of ghosts and ghoulies dead things that stalk the night to prey upon theiving Stories of these creatures
Learns the how of it and realizes the old adage that with great power comes great responsibility Who knew it was so easy to create vampiresJack Lehman s Tell Tale Camera puts a new spin on Poe s old classic the end result being an excellent palette cleanser though it veers from the overall theme a bit Also clever and all too brief was David Lee Summers City Project about vampire contractors and how the permissions needed to work on structures can backfire sometimesDespite that I freely admit poetry is not my favorite form of expression there was much in this collection to savor even for a cultural troglodyte The Loving Gift like myself Lyn CA Gardner s satisfying Salvaging The Monitor brings to mind those soulsost at sea in battle An ominous The Wildcatter lastine hints at something I ve Bear Claw Lawman (Bear Claw Creek Crime Lab, long wondered is the search for knowledge of the past worth disturbing the dead The eerie poem Throat also by Ms Gardner suggests that some family bonds are better broken when death separates us Lester Smith s Sudden Death is a tasty bit of poetry about a group of recently risen dead who wander onto an ice rink in search of sustenance A hockey team happens to be at practice and they don t fully appreciate this band of spectators on their ice It s not often the word Zamboni appears in anyiterature but Mr Smith works it in here to humorous effectGuess Who s Coming To Dinner by David C Kopaska Merkel is a deliciously subtle work that suggests a murderous. Ave been told around campfires from time immemorial Her Nine Month Confession lending an added chill to the darkness beyond They have been the subject of countless songs and poems What is it that theiving find so fascinating about the ivi.
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