DARK FANTASY PROJECT Kerry Black – Book Review – “Bumps in the Road” by Chad Lutzke

Book Review: Bumps in the Road – A Horror Anthology
Review Written by Kerry E.B. Black

This 220 page anthology of seventeen short horror stories compiled and edited by Chad Lutzke is perfect for road trips. One of my favorites, SdroW by Suzie Lockhart and Bruce Lockhart II, followed a mother and her autistic child after an Apocalypse, but the diverse selections offer much to shiver over and think about, including interesting takes on alternate realities, homicidal truck drivers, and family vacations.

The book’s blurb explains “roads have been around for centuries, allowing mankind a convenient path to arrive at their destination… roadway treks can bring with them a lifetime of memories. But not all memories are good. And some things are best forgotten.”

Be it a hit-and-run incident or a strange roadside watcher, the stories by authors Donald J. Bingle, John Boden, Glen Damien Campbell, Pam Farley, the above mentioned Lockharts, James H. Longmore, Bekki Pate, Adam Vine, Stanley B. Webb, and Kyle Yadlosky joined Chad Lutze on his exploration down different streets and avenues. After reading “Bumps in the Road,” readers may have a changed perspective of stretches of highway and long drives.

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Kerry E.B. Black lives along a fog-enshrouded river outside the land where George A. Romero’s Dead dawned. She dances with words to create some nightmarish stores that dip into the universality of fear. Some of the eclectic works of this First Reader for “Postcard Poems and Prose” have crept into anthologies, and she enjoys working with www.GamesOmniverse.com. Kerry is a mom of 5 delightful urchins and their menagerie.

DARK FANTASY PROJECT Kerry Black – Book Review – “The Sleepless” by Nuzo Onoh

Wow! “The Sleepless” is graphic, haunting, and terrifying. Nuzo Onoh transported me to a place I wish never existed, a place that filled me with indignation, disgust, and a desire to avenge. This book is powerful and well-written.

Here’s the gist. An innocent child is taken to a Witch Doctor by someone he trusts. His sister Obele “hears” grisly truths that endanger her. She relies upon some new friends, giggling girls from a cursed house, but wonders who-or what- they are. Read more “DARK FANTASY PROJECT Kerry Black – Book Review – “The Sleepless” by Nuzo Onoh”

Kerry E.B. Black lives along a fog-enshrouded river outside the land where George A. Romero’s Dead dawned. She dances with words to create some nightmarish stores that dip into the universality of fear. Some of the eclectic works of this First Reader for “Postcard Poems and Prose” have crept into anthologies, and she enjoys working with www.GamesOmniverse.com. Kerry is a mom of 5 delightful urchins and their menagerie.