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Fast Zombies Suck by Brian Keene

4 Feb

Getting a late start on the Wicked Winter Read-A-Thon this morning as I REALLY needed extra sleep after the week I’ve had, but I’ll get some reading in today for sure.  A link popped up to Briane Keene’s blog on FaceBook this morning as I was catching up on things so decided to give it a read.  In doing so I found that Brian had posted a video of himself reading FAST ZOMBIES SUCK, so decided instead of reading myself first thing this morning, I’d allow author/friend Brian Keene to read to me instead.  🙂  I enjoyed the story so much I thought I should share it here with you guys as well.  Check it out!  And if you enjoy it, be sure to check out his other books on Amazon.

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Short Story #16 – Moving Day (Night?) by Kathryn Ptacek

16 Jan

This short little vampire tale from the 100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories collection started out very reminiscent of the original Fright Night movie.  Sadly, it was too short of a story to get into anything in depth and came to an abrupt halt.  I would one day like to try reading something longer by Kathryn Ptacek, but this story alone left a pretty dry taste in my mouth.  I kind of want to go watch Fright Night again now to get the rest of the story.  But for now… I’ll just watch and share the trailer…

Short Stories #14 & 15 – Rottweiler & Carrion by Wrath James White

15 Jan

Due to a major headache the other night I skipped a night of reading so there was no story post posted on 1/11/12.  So, to make up for this I’m doing a double feature tonight.  Both of these stories are by one of my favorite authors, Wrath James White, and both come from the anthology SMALL BITES.  If you’re not familiar with Wrath’s work he goes very in depth with detail and leans towards the grotesque.  Some people can’t handle his writing style, but I absolutely love it.

The story ROTTWEILER tells the story of a small child who has a baby-sitter that sexual abuses them.  When left alone one time, the pet rottweiler has been locked away so the child fears that they won’t be protected by their dog.  But this rottweiler, Hades is his name, isn’t your every day rottweiler and finds a way to save the day.

CARRION was the second story of Wrath’s I read in this collection.  It tells of a jealous boyfriend and how his jealousy gets the better of him.  The twist in the end of the story though put a major smile on my face.  You gotta love a happy ending!

I know I haven’t given much detail about either of these stories, but they are only 2-pagers which means most anything I could say would completely spoil the story from your own reading of it if you are able to stumble upon it one day.  This anthology is not easy to come by as I’ve mentioned before, but it’s definitely worth seeking out.  It was originally written in order to help raise money for Charles L. Grant who, at the time, was suffering from chronic Obstructive Plumonary Disease.  Unfortunately, Grant since passed away, leaving only his wonderful books and memory behind.

As an added bit of fun…

The story CARRION made me recall one of my favorite episodes of Tales From the Crypt titled Carrion Death.  This show has a different storyline than Wrath’s did, but has some similarities as well.  I just searched out the episode on YouTube and below you will find links to the full episode in three parts.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did the first time.

Part 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Swm4rL7a1P4

Part 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZv3k6n87S8

Part 3:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4DtHDoR9jo