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An amazing horror drabble collection!
Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2020
A drabble is defined as a story of exactly one hundred words, not including the title. It can be dialogue, narrative, prose, poetic verse, or any combination thereof as long as it is a story of exactly 100 words. I love horror drabbles. I love the art of something so creative yet so precise. I love the full horror story given with such power. A well-written horror drabble is a thing of dark and horrific beauty, and Drabbles of Dread from Macabre Ladies Publishing is a perfect, eclectic collection of such beauty.
The drabbles vary in style and premise and horror subgenre. The drabble poems range from dark and flowing to horrifying. The drabble subgenres include psychological horror, revenge horror, supernatural horror, creature horror, extreme horror, horror horror, and others that defy definition. Each one is executed to tickle and torment a different part of your brain, of your fears, of your nightmares.
I did not find one I didn’t like, and I would be hard pressed to point out favorites with so many to choose from—156 in all! But I will mention this one:
“The Chair” by Mary Kiefel … I felt it in my soul.
Whether you are a fan of drabbles, new to drabbles, unsure about drabbles, or don’t care one way or another, you should check out this collection of stories for the shear quality of the stories themselves. This is a 5-star, shelf-worthy book for one’s library and reading pleasure.