Tiny Nightmares: Very Short Stories of Horror – Lincoln Michel

Got this one the last time I was at Barnes and Noble!

TINY NIGHTMARES: VERY SHORT STORIES OF HORROR – Lincoln Michel (Released October 13th, 2020)

Book Description:

A collection of horror-inspired flash fiction, featuring over 40 new stories from literary, horror, and emerging writers—edited by Lincoln Michel and Nadxieli Nieto, the twisted minds behind Tiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery and Murder (Black Balloon, 2018).

In this playful, spine-tingling collection, leading literary and horror writers spin unforgettably chilling tales in only a few pages. Tiny Nightmares brings to life broken-hearted vampires, Uber-taking serial killers, mind-reading witches, and monsters of all imaging, as well as stories that tackle the horrors of our modern world from global warming and racism to social media addiction and online radicalization. Writers such as Samantha Hunt, Brian Evenson, Jac Jemc, Stephen Graham Jones, Kevin Brockmeier, and Rion Amilcar Scott expand our understanding of horror fiction with inventive and blood-curdling new tales. We suggest reading with the hall light on and the bedroom door open just a crack.

My Thoughts: 3.5/5 stars

As with all short story collections, there are always going to be the standouts and some that are a little lackluster. TINY NIGHTMARES has over 40 stories in just under 300 pages – so these are very short stories. The authors are given such a short amount of time to try and scare the readers and some hit the mark. Some authors you’ll recognize and others that were new to me, which is always nice for the horror genre so I can look up backlists! If you like short stories, anthologies, and a wide variety of horror within the genre, then this is going to be the perfect addition to your TBR.

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