Length: 128 Pages
Publisher: KJK Publishing
Release date: January 28, 2018
Synopsis: A drabble is a short form of fiction that is exactly 100 words long (not including the title). Kevin J. Kennedy, has once again brought together the best of the horror world to bring you an anthology that is packed with creepy tales. Between these pages you will find over one hundred drabbles, written by a wealth of talented authors. From the best indie horror authors to Bram Stoker award winners and Amazon top sellers. We have monsters, mayhem and madness. Come join us. Contains drabbles by, Amy Cross, William F. Nolan, Lisa Morton, Gord Rollo, Michael A. Arnzen, Mark Lukens, Richard Chizmar, Rick Gualtieri, Jeff Strand, Kevin J. Kennedy, P. Mattern, Lee Mountford, Ike Hamill, Michael Bray, Andrew Lennon, Craig Saunders, Matt Hickman, Glenn Rolfe and many more.
Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review
I love 100-word stories, the’re just plain fun and pack a lot of punch. I find it amazing when a story can be created with so few words. The stories are so tight and exact with no room for filler. When Kevin J. Kennedy asked me if I was interested in reviewing 100 Word Horrors: An Anthology of Horror Drabbles it wasn’t even a serious question in my mind. But to be fair, he didn’t know my love for this length of fiction. Since my first experience with 100-word stories, from Adam Ickes, I was hooked. 100 Word Horrors was my first time reading this style in an anthology. The journey was great with a broad landscape that was created by talented writers. I can’t review this style of book as I would a short story collection, novella or novel. There are too many writers, so instead, I listed the stories that hit it out of the park. The stories had the following required elements for this horror fan. A great twist, a shocking/horrific or brutal ending, gotcha moments, the wow factor, a double take, an oh shit or ‘double hell’ moment, a gut punch, or the Twilight Zone feel. This is a book I highly recommend and one you can sit down and devour quickly. It started off with a strong story and closed with one that had my skin crawling. Props to the talent found in this great book!
The Dead Thing by Lisa Morton
Lunchtime by Andrew Lennon
Just a Game by Christopher Motz
Late Night Drive by John Dover
Hobby by Matt Hickman
Beauty Mask by Sara Tantlinger
The Man in the Black Sweater by Rich Chizmar
Coming Home by Suzanne Fox
Lightbulb by Matthew Brockmeyer
A Demonic Pact by Billy San Juan
Till Death do us Part by Derek Shupert
It by Billy Chizmar
Silence by Pippa Bailey
Sugar & Spice by Chad Lutzke
Shock Collar by Jeff Strand
Selfie by Rick Gualtieri
The Dolls by Mark Lukens
Praise For ‘100 Word Horrors: An Anthology of Horror Drabbles’
“A collection of terse, eerie, and delightful little creepers, each one like a swift uppercut to the solar plexus, proving that dynamite truly does come in small packages!”
—Ronald Malfi, author of Bone White
“Wow! With the amazing talent involved in this anthology, it’s no wonder 100 Word Horrors is such a powerful gut-punch of horror!”
—Joe Mynhardt, Crystal Lake Publishing
“A delicious collection of tiny tales of horror.”
—Kelley Armstrong, author of Bitten
“Each and every story will get you there, with a scare, in seconds. A terrific read for those who like their horror fast, sharp and brutal… like a good stabbing. Highly recommended!”
—Steve Gerlach, author of Rage
“Horror often is best served by the short form, and with 100 Word Horrors, you get the shortest of the short! This is a bag of Horror Candy that will make you cringe, reread, smile and savor, one twisted wrapper at a time.”
—John Everson, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Sacrificing Virgins
Kevin J Kennedy, Biography-
Kevin J Kennedy is an author/editor from Scotland. He is the co-author of You Only Get One Shot, and the man behind the best-selling Collected Horror Shorts anthologies and 100 Word Horrors. His stories have featured in many other notable anthologies in the horror genre and he has recently become a guest editor for several publishers. He is an active member of the Horror Writers Association.
He lives in a small town in Lanarkshire, with his wife, step daughter and his two little cats, Carlito and Ariel.
Keep up to date with new releases or contact Kevin through his website
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Looks like I need to get a copy of this one, David. Great review!
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