Short Story Day 2012

So, just to share my favourites with you. Do find them, have a look.

The Coventry Boy, by Graham Joyce. Set during the blitz of November 14th, 1940, a dark, brooding character study, and part of a later novel. Very haunting.

The House on Maple Street, by Stephen King. I love the feel of this story, the wonder, awe, and fear of the children as they realise something is not quite right with their house, and it may not be a bad thing.

Snow, Glass, Apples, by Neil Gaiman. This is a dark reworking of the Snow White fairy tale, with a gloriously wicked twist.

The Clock Strikes, by Tanith Lee. Another fairy tale reworking, this time Cinderella, including a cameo by a certain hooded, skeletal figure who often carries a scythe.

What are your favourite short stories? Let me know in the comments below.

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Andy W Marsden

Andy W Marsden writes horror and dark fantasy, while listening to heavy metal and eating jaffa cakes.