REVIEW: Occasional Beasts

Short Story Collections allow writers to have a larger scope, in which they can mix a number of different genres into one overlapping work, giving the reader a taste of different kind of stories. John Claude Smith's Occasional Beasts is an example of this. However, the one key aspect of Smith's collection is consistency. Too... Continue Reading →

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REVIEW: That Which Grows Wild

Short Story Collections can be tricky. The author must find a perfect balance with each story, and in a way, each of them must complement each other. That Which Grows Wild offers us sixteen tales, each unique in their own way, of dark and wild fiction. Eric J. Guignard is no doubt a talented writer, backed up... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Sean O’Connor’s The Mongrel

Page Count: 143 Publisher: Matador Release Date: August 2018 _____________________________ I've always said that reading and reviewing debut works can be tricky. The reason is that the author intends to focus on being over-decriptive (style over substance) in the way that they tell the story, and as a result, the core essence can get lost.... Continue Reading →

A Review of Aphotic Realm’s Classified

Aphotic Realm have been operating for just over a year now, and since then, they have released three issues (including Classified), Mandi Jourdan's Shadows of the Mind, and a new short story collection called Tales from the Realm Vol 1. When it comes to Classified, which is the subject of this review, it shows just what a... Continue Reading →

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