Buying Options

Unlimited reading. Over 1 million titles. Learn more
Read for Free
OR
Kindle Price: $3.99

Save $6.00 (60%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

You've subscribed to ! We will preorder your items within 24 hours of when they become available. When new books are released, we'll charge your default payment method for the lowest price available during the pre-order period.
Update your device or payment method, cancel individual pre-orders or your subscription at
Your Memberships & Subscriptions

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others

Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more

These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity: 
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Enter your mobile phone or email address

Processing your request...

By pressing "Send link," you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.

You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message & data rates may apply.

Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Little Paranoias: Stories by [Sonora Taylor]

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Little Paranoias: Stories Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 44 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$3.99

Join Audible Premium Plus for 60% off. Only $5.95 a month for the first 3 months.
Create your FREE Amazon Business account to save up to 10% with Business-only prices and free shipping.

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Atmospheric, unnerving, and addictive. Little Paranoias is a spooktacular October read from a new and distinct voice in horror fiction." -Tiffany Michelle Brown, author of Spin
"Outstanding work by a massive rising star in the horror field and if Taylor isn't on your 'Must Read' list yet, it's really time to change that." -Steve Stred, author of Wagon Buddy and Ritual, for Kendall Reviews.
"Bite-sized morsels of fiction that feel like a meal, maybe your last meal or one that haunts you, but fiction that'll chill you to your bones no matter the temperature. Highly recommended!" -Erin al-Mehairi, author of Breathe. Breathe.
"Little Paranoias sets itself apart from the typical collection of short fiction, combining poetry with longer-form stories with a lot of, what I came to think of as, vignettes. The bulk of these pieces establish a certain comfort in discomfort as Taylor seems to almost take pleasure in leading us down a certain path, and then viciously pulling the rug out from under our feet. After a while, the reader starts to feel, dare I say, paranoid, but it doesn't get any easier to guess where we'll end up." -Brennan LaFaro

"I really enjoyed the stories in this lovely collection. They range from stories which tug at your heart strings to stories that give you the shivers. If you haven't checked out Taylor's writing before I would suggest you pick this up and give it a read" -Toni, The Misadventures of a Reader

"Throughout these 20 stories and poems, we feel love, and loss, and regret, and desire. Between these pages are living skeletons, true crime podcasts, the end of the world. We're introduced to characters that we think we know, only to have the scripts completely flipped a few paragraphs from the ending, leaving the reader unsteady and unsure." -Cassie Daley, Night Worms
"Taylor has a strong, entertaining narrative voice, and so much versatility in her storytelling. She can break your heart, make you angry, twist all your expectations, make you laugh, care, and cheer. These stories are wonderful, varied, and beautiful. I highly recommend this collection to any horror fan, or just any fan of well-written short fiction." ~Laurel Hightower, author of Whispers in the Dark

About the Author

Sonora Taylor is the author of Without Condition, The Crow's Gift and Other Tales, Please Give, and Wither and Other Stories. Her short story, "Hearts are Just 'Likes,'" was published in Camden Park Press's Quoth the Raven, an anthology of stories and poems that put a contemporary twist on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Taylor's short stories frequently appear in The Sirens Call, a bi-monthly horror eZine. Her work has also appeared in Mercurial Stories, a weekly flash fiction literary journal; Tales to Terrify, a weekly horror podcast; and the Ladies of Horror fiction podcast. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07WQGDGSQ
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 22, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 794 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 154 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1686625561
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 44 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Sonora Taylor is the author of several short stories and novels, including Seeing Things, Little Paranoias: Stories, and Without Condition. In 2020, she won the Ladies of Horror Fiction awards for Best Collection (Little Paranoias) and Best Novel (Without Condition). Her short stories have been published by Camden Park Press, Burial Day Press, Kandisha Press, Cemetery Gates Media, Sirens Call Publications, Tales to Terrify, and others.

Along with V. Castro, Sonora co-manages Fright Girl Summer (frightgirlsummer.com), an online book festival promoting marginalized authors and voices. In 2022, Sonora and Nico Bell will edit an anthology of fat-positive horror called Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology.

Sonora is currently working on her fourth novel. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and a rescue dog.

Visit Sonora online at sonorawrites.com.

Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5
44 global ratings
5 star
52%
4 star
33%
3 star
15%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2020
Verified Purchase
Customer image
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique, disturbing, and a lot of fun to read ...
By amanda rock on January 4, 2020
Taylor is an excellent storyteller. Reading this collection of poetry and short stories was a breath of fresh air. But like demented. Is there a word for that?!

Little Paranoias was my first read for 2020 & I feel like I'm ushering in some new, freaky energy for the new year. I'm into it. Can't wait to see what she writes next ....

WHAT I LIKED:

- A combination of flash fiction, poetry, and short stories, this collection was unique and disturbing. I loved it!
- Taylor's voice is vibrant and refreshing.
- With just a few pages, she creates realistic characters and tells a satisfying, frightening (or intriguing!) story. After I read the first story, I immediately fell in love with her work.
- Taylor really messed with my emotions in this collection. I went from heart break to sheer delight, and had a lot of fun along the way.
- Here are my favorite stories in this collection:
Weary Bones - a beautiful, heart wrenching story about loss
Hollow - a creepy story about a kid and a doll
Stick Figure Family - a most delightful, funny, and charming story about murder
Hearts are Just "Likes" - a sharp as nails commentary on social media

#ladiesfirst20
Images in this review
Customer image
Customer image
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2019
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2021
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2019
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2021
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2019
Verified Purchase
Customer image
5.0 out of 5 stars Bite-sized Horror Snacks Satisfy the Appetite
By Red Lagoe on December 30, 2019
I LOVE flash fiction and short stories. This collection of horror by Sonora Taylor was a fun and gripping mix. Some of the bite-sized tales were quick, flavorful snacks that packed a good punch. Others were slightly longer stories meant to be savored. My favorites were WEARY BONES (I love the powerful message of this story), ALWAYS IN MY EAR, STICK FIGURE FAMILY (Ha! Didn’t see that coming), and SALT (gotta love a good horror romance). Okay, there are more that I really enjoyed, but I think those are my top faves. I’ll definitely be reading more of Sonora Taylor’s work.
Images in this review
Customer image
Customer image
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2020
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on July 30, 2021
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

E. J. Carter-Dunn
3.0 out of 5 stars Some good concepts
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 22, 2019
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A fine collection
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 21, 2021
Verified Purchase
sarah jane huntington
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant collection
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 30, 2021
Verified Purchase
The Drew
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend!
Reviewed in Canada on July 27, 2021
Verified Purchase