51 Sleepless Nights is a veritable buffet of horror / thriller short stories. Packed with fifty-two (I thought for sure there would be 51, but I counted three times… it’s fifty two) bite sized stories, it is a quick & entertaining read. Highly entertaining, each story holds a unique theme, primal fears, and interesting twists to keep readers on their toes. Some of my favorites…
Vicarious: When a father, driven to see is young son succeed and ‘be the best,’ faces the prospect of a tragic loss, can he accept reality or will he allow fantasy to offer a replacement for his dead child? And what, really, is the thing masquerading as his boy?
The Angel Doll: Dolls are creepy. Especially when passed down from generation to generation and portending death.
My Mother the Spider Queen: Spiders. ‘Nuff said.
Dreaming Without Sleep: As an insomniac myself, the creepiness of this story lingered long after it was over.
124 Terabyte Virus: A sinister artificial intelligence hitches a ride home with an unsuspecting IT support guy.
Like Father Like Son: The idea that abuse, alcoholism, and other “issues” can be passed from one member of a family to the next in an endless loop is frightening indeed!
I Loved Her in Winter: When you lose someone close to you, is it so wrong to keep a piece of them alive with you always?
Painting the Roses Red: To what lengths will an old man go to pay tribute to his dead wife, and entice her spirit to return?
My Face Will be the Last Thing You See: When a sexy fortune teller in a bar tells you her face will be the last thing you see before you die, what lengths will you go to to ensure a long life?
I read this while immersed in a longer, heavier book and found the punchy stories to be a welcome diversion. Suitably creepy!
Wanna get your scare on? 51 Sleepless Nights is available to be read via Kindle Unlimited HERE.