His interest in Halloween could not be explained in the limited vocabulary of man. To him, it was simply magical.
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. (Book Buy Link: Amazon)
Synopsis: Something beckons David on Halloween night, and it just may lead to the answers he’s searching for.
The Rye-Mother eagerly delved into European folklore, and I couldn’t have been more thrilled. The whole concept it was themed upon just excites me to no end, and it was only ten times more engrossing due to how skilfully it was written. David’s awareness of something not being quite right – of that nagging feeling of not belonging – was depicted with an eerie sense of atmosphere. His venture into the night brought forth a magic of its own, and I swear, I would happily read an entire novel all about him and his connection to the Otherworld.
Simply brilliant – and the strength of this anthology continues.
I’m not a total stranger to Lawson’s work, as I’ve previously reviewed his novel The Devoured. You can find it here.
Curtis M. Lawson is a writer of unapologetically weird, dark fiction and comics. His work includes It’s a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World, The Devoured, and Mastema.
Curtis is a member of the Horror Writer’s Association, and the organizer of the Wyrd live horror reading series. He lives in Salem, MA with his wife and their son. When he is not writing, Curtis enjoys tabletop RPGs, underground music, playing guitar, and the ocean.