October is the month when creepy crawlies come out to play, things go bump in the night, and readers find themselves in the mood for ghost stories, mysteries, thrillers, horrors, and the like. Stories from top-notch authors across the mystery genres. Sci-fi, fantasy, and horror—especially when the genres converge. A great market for horror writers who are serious about their craft.
That tells me at no time was I ever so engrossed the pages turned themselves. The majority feel blurry. Not one punched me in the solar plexus and left me thinking about it for days.
Blatty offers up a very underwhelming haunted house story that borrows too heavily from other sources like Richard Matheson and Shirley Jackson. Blatty not only closes the anthology, his story is more the length of a novella.
Stories that did manage to stand out though include: A diamond in the rough indeed. Collins This one features a freeloading, womanizing pretty boy guitar player with a streak of greed that leads him down the path to a final comeuppance.
There is a bluesy, southern feel to it all that I liked very much. For a guy who usually cannot hold back on the gruesome details, he is nicely subtle here allowing the reader to imagine the worst.
There is no comeuppance here, no just desserts, which is likely much more a reflection of reality. I think we would be shocked to learn just what ordinary people would be capable of doing and doing so without suffering any guilt.
I think more sociopaths walk among us than we would like to think about or admit. October Country 7.Suspense is an important element of any story.
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How Writers of 19th Century Stories Create Tension and Suspense The writers in 19th century stories create tension and suspense through the use of gothic horror.
This style of writing is designed to frighten and panic and cause dread and alarm. Write and Read real life short horror / suspense stories for free from online collection by famous horror writers from all over the world. Few handpicked horror / suspense stories which I liked from various categories are listed below for quick reference.
A scary story with suspense keeps the reader anxious and on the edge till the end. The events of such stories eventually build up to a big dramatic end with the revelation of the big suspense.
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