☰ Want More? I Recommend Reading... #5 (Series)

Hi everyone, I hope this post finds you well.
With Halloween coming up I wanted to do a short blog post on a cool book that I read recently that had to do with witches. If you follow my work, you know that I'm super into witches and most of my stories encompass witches in some shape, form or fashion; both good and bad.
The new collection of short stories I just released features 13 original stories (and one bonus story) about witches. The good, the bad, the ugly and the funny. (Well, not too funny, my goal is to scare the shite out of you, if I can possibly pull it off…, but there’s no reason to let a witty punchline go to waste…) lol.
But for today, I want to talk about “Wicked Witches”.
Sometime a while back, when Harvey was in full swing here in Houston, I prepared for it by hunting down a bunch of books that I might want to read when the power went out. What I eventually ended up finding was Marcus Sakey’s "After Life", (which is pretty terrifying if you think about it), and this anthology of short stories called "Wicked Witches".  
Basically, a bunch of New England authors got together and collected some of the scariest/ craziest stories about witches that they could find, and the results were pretty impressive. There was more than one time where I found myself nodding my head and laughing while reading this book.
Some of the new authors that I discovered within the anthology were: Patrick Lacey, the author of “We Came Back”, “Dream Woods” and “A Debt To Be Paid”. Rob Smales the author of the “Echoes Of Darkness” (which is a collection of 13 horror stories), and “Wicked Seasons”.
Some of my favorites in the anthology of “Wicked Witches” were by these two. Rob Smales wrote “Moving House”, which was about a lawn maintenance obsessed man picking on an old lady who had her rickety house moved next door to his, and Patrick Lacey wrote “Another Plane”, about a man having problems with his girlfriend and her particular brand of witchy weirdness.
Those two aren’t the only breathtaking stories in this anthology, (all of them were good), but another one that really stood out for me was “In Agatha Craggins’ Defense”, written by John McIlveen. I loved this one, it’s twisty, turny and has a slow-building dread throughout the entire thing.
There are many stories to peruse in this smart anthology, and in my very humble opinion, you should most definitely give this book a try...
Did you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? Be sure to drop me a line in the comments section below, tell me what your favorite story was in "Wicked Witches", I'd love to hear from ya!
As always, thanks for reading!

Avrin







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