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.
We called him Mr. Impossible for a reason.
Synopsis: Visiting their friend on Halloween, two men find themselves in the middle of all-out chaos when the neighbourhood children lose their minds.
Mr. Impossible was the first addition that embraced a humorous, and almost a playful, theme. It was well-received, as I chuckled more than once whilst becoming heavily (and happily) immersed in the entertaining adventure. I even experienced a bout of nostalgia; my thoughts returned to a beloved Buffy episode. Despite being straight-forward and without ghoulish frights, it was nonetheless amusing in its own right.
However, I felt that the concluding body count, or lack thereof, didn’t entirely make sense, taking into account the brutality displayed.
Gregor Xane is the author of Taboogasm, The Hanover Block, and Six Dead Spots. His work has been featured in Stupefying Stories, Dead Roses, and the popular Halloween anthology series, Bad Apples. He is perfectly symmetrical.