Spooky Story Sunday

Thank you to everyone who’s entered the giveaway. I am loving all of the responses and daydreaming about visiting the places you guys mentioned. A friend asked me what my destination would be and I am going to be sneaky and say that I’d take a jet plane to Monterrey to visit my family, then we’d hop over to Germany to visit my husband’s family and finally we’d go relax in Italy, where I’ve always wanted to go. Anyway, there’s still time to enter if you haven’t yet, and yes, it is open to international entries.

So, this weekend was busy with chores and stuff and I am still behind on my blog reading and such but I did carve out some time to read a short story for the R.I.P. Challenge. Actually, I’m done with my challenge but I haven’t had a chance to post reviews and besides maybe I’ll even get another book read so no wrap up post just yet, but back to the short story.

20centuryghosts.jpgYesterday I read Andi’s enthusiastic review of her reading so far of 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill, and as I’ve had that book on my shelf for quite a while, I thought it’s time to pick it up.

I only read the first story, Best New Horror, and I think I’m going to be in for quite a ride. The story features Eddie Carroll, an editor of an anthology of horror fiction, who has grown disillusioned with the quality of the stories that come across his desk.

But one day he receives a story called “Buttonboy”, which is so disturbing and different that he decides he wants to publish it in his anthology but first he must meet the author. As he looks for the author, who from all accounts is a very strange man, Eddie recounts more of the story for us the readers. And, yes, it’s quite a revolting tale, but most disturbing of all is how Eddie somehow becomes a part of the story.

Great short story and what a great ending. I am really looking forward to reading more of this book but I can guarantee it won’t be my night time read. Shudders at that thought! Anyway, hopefully tomorrow I’ll have a review for you of another spooky story.

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