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    This Horror anthology is nicely presented, with an introduction that gives the reader a small taste of what s to come The stories are topped by short commentaries from the authors on how they came to write their stories, and tailed by their biographies.When it comes to the actual stories, however, the anthology is an exemplar of the Horror genre That s either good or bad depending on your point of view If you don t like traditional Horror, then there s little here that hasn t been done a thousand times before, sometimes done better, sometimes even worse No innovation, no experimentation, just the same old tried and tested tropes and devices that Horror has used ever since its inception If you do like traditional Horror, see above.Looks Like A Rat To Me by Nicholas GrabowskyA man s family is attacked by giant rats or is it The first person narrator is a cipher, and we don t get a chance to care about his wife and children, but the somewhat pedestrian narrative is almost saved by a killer last line.With Love, Veronica by Ken GoldmanThe overused trope of the patient chatting to his psychiatrist is dragged out for yet another airing, complete with the switch from first to third person at the end The story s about twice as long as it needs to be, and that may be part of the reason why the punchline to this horror by numbers falls flat Why the patient should be delusional about everything except his own looks is a question the story doesn t ask or answer.Eating Crow by Garrett PeckA happily married woman is pursued by a killer crow in this overlong tale The story s padded out with a lot of detail that doesn t advance the story or reveal character, making the narrative feel dull and plodding The reveal at the end is so predictable it s hard to believe anyone would dare use it.Fowl Play by Keith GouveiaA dislikeable man enlists another, similar, to take revenge on the man who just sacked him by killing some ducks Fortunately, the ducks have a supernatural protector Unfortunately, the protector doesn t have a very vivid imagination.Bug Powder by Meghan JuradoIt s business as usual for a cowardly drug dealer when a giant bug gives him some white powder to sell The writing in this one is superior, but the story itself travels a well worn path as Bad Things Happen.When Black Fades to Grey by Andrea Dean Van ScoyocThis story constantly defeats expectations When Andrew approaches the cemetery, you might expect the story to progress to his encounter with his old friend Guy, but instead it mires itself in backstory And backstory And yet When Andrew comments on Guy coming back into his life, you might expect the next paragraph to describe that reunion, rather than going in an entirely different direction There is the core of an interesting story here, but it s hampered by the lack of a coherent plot structure and drowned in irrelevance Important details pop up in the unlikeliest places or at the last minute but so do insignificant details, making it hard to tell which is which.November Girls by Katherine SmithThis is definitely a superior story to the rest Although the plotline isn t new, the story itself is well written and engaging Good pacing, a well structured plot and a character who comes to life Nice job especially the ending.The Tree by Katherine SmithThere s some good description in this piece, and an attempt at developing an is it the tree or is it the man story that doesn t quite pay off With a little thought and depth, this could have been a good one It would work better perhaps if the hated wife weren t so hateable.Clown School by J Edward TremlettSome good writing here the clowns are depicted well and the pacing s good Unfortunately, Bill, the central character, is presented as an unpleasant whiner, and his daughter the same, so it s hard to care about what happens to them in the end I had to laugh when Bill had the thought that refusing to watch the clown s show would be as bad as hitting a child this comes a few paragraphs after he did just that.Crushing Giles by Stephen C HallinA couple go to Salem and discover that a man who was prepared to be tortured to death rather than admit his guilt is somehow guilty after all Lots of exposition as dialogue and some masochism.Door Bitch by Dave FieldThis one s so so Slow build up, a genuinely nasty situation for the central character and her boyfriend, and a surprise ending Not bad, but could have been tighter.Tempest by Matt HultsSome young people A cabin Acid rain Blobs Goes on a bit too long for what it is.A Baker s Dozen by Nancy JacksonA from beyond the grave revenge story involving a bakery There s a nice cross generational touch but ultimately the story has nothing new to offer And if Patterson has to have the significance of the ears explained to him, how can his antagonist be so sure anyone else will understand the message Interludes by Jodi LeeCowardly psychiatrist who has it coming is lured into a trap of pain and terror Not sure there s much to say.One Hell of a Dell by Giovanna LaganaA writer is severely punished for using a ghostwriter Or, a moral tale about always reading the fine print Lines like, But he hadn t had a dose of Melanie Clavier in over a year and his manhood was in dire need of a romping make it hard to take this story seriously Especially when you consider the duality implied by dose.Ice Cold Shakes by John EversonAlthough this one starts out somewhat conventionally, it develops along interesting lines and has a strong, moody ending.Science Fiction is often derided as a genre intended for hormonal teenage boys, and there was probably truth enough in this at one time There s still some truth in it now However, modern SF can also attract a mature and educated audience there s something for everyone on those SFF shelves Horror, however, reads as if it s written for thrill seeking adolescents, and, if anything, it s gone downhill since the age of Edgar Allen Poe Everything s great when you re young and you haven t yet developed a yardstick to judge by that s part of the secret of Rowling s success Many of the tropes she employs have already been exploited to death, but her readers don t know that Read slush for a little while, however, and you begin to realise that all Horror stories look the same The genre desperately needs some cross pollination from other genres, other art forms it needs to look beyond endlessly recycling the same tropes and the same forms It needs to get past being read by thrill seeking adolescents and those who write it, and being written only by those who read it uncritically It needs to offer something to the outsider looking in if it ever wants to break out of its loop.Definitely one for the hardcore Horror fans, with the honourable exceptions of November Girls and Ice Cold Shakes.Note a.pdf was reviewed.

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