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)
This is my night for retribution.
Synopsis: Attending a Halloween party, two parents discuss their daughter, and her very odd behaviour.
Masks was interesting in a writing sense; the switch of perspectives bringing with it a touch of intrigue. The use of prose was also very attractive, yet if I step away from the writing, the story itself came up a little short. Words can be pretty, but ultimately, it’s what they tell that matters. It was rather anti-climatic in all honesty, and it didn’t stand out on any memorable level. Still, I’d consider an average finale to the anthology.
Lisa Lepovetsky has published fiction and poetry widely in the small press, professional publications and anthologies. Her work has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Cemetery Dance and many other magazines, and such anthologies as Dark Destiny, Blood Muse, and HORRORS!, among others. She earned her MFA from Penn State, and her most recent book is VOICES FROM EMPTY ROOMS, a collection of dark poetry.