Friday, May 10, 2019

Nice Things, by Ellen Klages

Not Rated No Speculative Element

(Mainstream Horror) Phoebe goes to her late Mother’s townhouse to dispose of her effects and to reckon with the feelings she’s never been able to articulate. (7,608 words; Time: 25m)

"," by (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas), appeared in issue 28, published on .

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Review: 2019.315 (A Word for Authors)

Although the story hints at something supernatural that might be happening, it’s all explainable as dreams or imagination. Even the ending.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. This is a very good, very creepy story. There is only a pinch of genre in it, IF you choose to interpret it as a genre ghost story.

    This has a lot less genre in it than Passing Strange, which I thought had enough genre in it. Not much but enough, and I really liked Passing Strange.

    What also was a problem for me was the very odd soul cake recipe the main character was making. Soul cakes are a real thing that can be made and eaten, but no way would I eat that much if it tasted horrible.

    4 stars. Worth reading