I bought this book from the author at my writers' club meeting. I gobbled it up in three days, which says something for me. I wanted to get home from whatever I was doing so I could read more. I found the stories amazing, especially Safety Clowns. I had to ask myself, “What would I have done?” Like a Lily in a Flood made me go “ah-ha!” With the author’s use of one word, the entire meaning of the story was released. The story about the amusement park made me uneasy and when the characters made a decision that surprised me (I don’t want to release a spoiler here), I was surprised, and even more uneasy. The last story, The Muldoon, provided a twist ending which I really enjoyed. If you are looking for in-your-face horror, look elsewhere. But if you like smart writing with everyday situations that hold a surprise, then do read. My only criticism is that sometimes I didn’t understand a line, or I had to reread to make sure of the imagery I had in my head. But mostly, I found myself savoring the descriptions which always promised that something a little dangerous was around the corner.
Here goes . . .
I write novels. I've written screenplays, short stories, newsletters, business communications and articles. I'm not great at thank you notes. My sister is, but she doesn't know it. I'm not much for blogging. Don't have something to say worth reading everyday. But this is a blog and we'll see what turns up.