Doorbells at Dusk: A Plague of Monsters by Charles A. Gramlich

 Gus wanted to ignore the sound. He wanted to get into bed and bury himself under the covers until the world was shut out.

To get into the Halloween spirit, I'll be reading (and dissecting) the Halloween-themed anthology Doorbells at Dusk. My thanks goes to Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi and Corpus Press.

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~𝓐 𝓟𝓵𝓪𝓰𝓾𝓮 𝓸𝓯 𝓜𝓸𝓷𝓼𝓽𝓮𝓻𝓼

Synopsis: Gus Krebs finds himself in a predicament when little monsters start knocking on his door.

A Plague of Monsters was, in every sense of the word, puzzling. Just when I thought I had it all worked out – the plot, the character of Gus – the direction would shift and I’d be left scratching my head. Don’t misunderstand, this isn’t a complaint, as I highly enjoyed the guessing game, right up until the very end. To be honest, I didn’t at all foresee the eventual outcome, and that unpredictability was incredibly entertaining. I also found that Gus was portrayed in a very particular way, obviously to enhance the inevitable uncertainty surrounding the events. It was done wonderfully, and I wasn’t disappointed.

A great start to the anthology.

Rating: 🎃🎃🎃🎃


Charles Gramlich lives in the piney woods of southern Louisiana. He is the author of the Talera fantasy series and the SF novel, Under the Ember Star. His stories and poetry have been published in magazines such as Beat to a Pulp, The Horror Zine, and many others.

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