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York, J. Steven: A Holiday Explained (2011)

A Holiday Explained
Cover art by Steven J. York

If you are into macabre humour, you have to read A Holiday Explained. You just have to read about how Santa gets the presents delivered and how the Easter Bunny became hollow. A Holiday Explained is a wonderfully funny and well-written short story – all of three pages long. Well done Mr. York.

Reading this to your kids should be no problem. Kids tend to like the gross and macabre – at least that is what my experience has taught me.


Reviews:


  • Print Length: 3 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tsunami Ridge Publishing (March 20, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004T4LHD2

Drayden, Nicky: Fire, Fangs and Brimstone (Delightfully Twisted Tales) (2011)

Delightfully Twisted Tales Kindle cover
Cover design by Creative Commons

Fire, Fangs and Brimstone consists of the four short stories: With Good Intentions, Lilitol the Curmudgeon, Hellhound Rescue and Blue Moon.

With Good Intentions was first published by Necrotic Tissue in 2009. Bureaucracy is bureaucracy whether you are on Earth or in Hell.

Lilitol the Curmudgeon was first published by Bards and Sages Quarterly in 2011. We get to see “X-mas” from the point of view of Jilgar, the dragon.

Hellhound Rescue was first published by Flash Scribe in 2009. Not all pets are easy pets.

Blue Moon is a tale about love and exes and sacrifice.

Nicky Drayden har written short stories full of humor and quirckyness. It did not take long to get through the collection and I enjoyed the journey.