Venus in the Blind Spot

Venus in the Blind Spot is an excellent horror manga story collection that is highly recommended for its original plots. Someone is killing the young people in Japan! Killing, undressing, and stitching them together with fishing line. It occurs whenever two or more people gather together. A group called BillionsContinue Reading

Final Cuts

Final Cuts is an anthology of eighteen “all new dark and strange fiction inspired by cinema and television.” As with all anthologies, the stories vary in skill-level. However, these tales also swing wildly in genre. All have horror settings or themes. But some are also thrillers, fantasy, and romances. MyContinue Reading

Best Microfiction 2019

Mystery, romance, mythology and pathos. It is all here in the Best Microfiction 2019. In the time taken to watch another catheter ad on daytime tv, you could slip into a fully formed life. It may be the story of a dragon, a protective older brother, or a murder victim.Continue Reading

Great Thinking Machine

Professor Van Dusen, also known as the Great Thinking Machine, unravels puzzles that would stump a lesser man. The “Problem of Cell 13” is rather famous as an ingenious locked room mystery. The Professor is challenged by two colleagues to escape from a real prison cell within a week. TheContinue Reading

Take-Out

Loosely tied together by the theme of food, the sixteen stories contained in Take-Out vary from crime stories to humor. While I enjoyed reading all the stories, my favorite was “The Gift of the Wiseguy”. It’s the story of a Mafioso’s son who writes a memoir. His father had rattedContinue Reading

What Would Cleopatra Do?

Wondering how to deal with an annoying baby brother? Think What Would Cleopatra Do? 18-year-old Cleopatra married her 12-year-old brother so she could rule Egypt. Once her subjects got used to the idea, she basically erased her brother’s name on all historical and legal documents and took all the powerContinue Reading