A short story a day review

Month: October, 2012

Susan, Harlan Ellison

by Patti Abbott

A man’s bad dreams nearly sabotages his fifth marriage.

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Cherchez La Femme, O’Henry

by Patti Abbott

#299-Some missing money is found by two helpful friends in the French Quarter.

The Fat One, Jeffrey Ford, A DROWNED LIFE

by Patti Abbott

A man quits smoking only to nearly eat himself to death.

Graveyard Soul Sucker by Kelly Lynn Parra

by Barb Goffman

250/366

From the anthology Deadly Treats (Nodin Press, 2011)

What starts out as a mild-mannered Halloween, graveyard prank story turns into a gross zombie story. Though gross is probably in the eye of the beholder – until that eye is eaten, at least.

Slurp! by L. K. Rigel

by Barb Goffman

249/366

From the anthology Deadly Treats (Nodin Press, 2011)

An author with a very demanding muse will do anything to please it.

The Outlaw Marshall, Edward A. Grainger, OUT OF THE GUTTER

by Patti Abbott

A card game turns ugly in the Old West.

The Babysitter, Robert Coover

by Patti Abbott

Coover takes the familiarity of a babysitter on a Saturday night and gives us multiple points of view of the desires she stirs in others and herself.

Fangs for the Memories by Lance Zarimba

by Barb Goffman

248/366

From the anthology Deadly Treats (Nodin Press, 2011)

An unusual story about a date between a mortal and a vampire. Nearly every sentence has a cliched simile (on purpose, it seems).

Sinny and the Prince, Vicki Hendricks, FLORIDA GOTHIC STORIES

by Patti Abbott

When twins are reunited, the consequences are not what either expected.

Motherly Intuition by Julia Buckley

by Barb Goffman

247/366

From the anthology Deadly Treats (Nodin Press, 2011)

Perhaps Daphne’s mother was a bit too attached to her grown daughter, because even after she died, Daphne’s mother found a way to remain in her daughter’s life. She became a voice in Daphne’s head. Once Daphne decided she hadn’t gone insane, she found her mother had some useful information.