Joe Hill uses the short written form beautifully in “20th Century Ghosts.” This collection shows the diversity of Hill’s abilities. His title story is a sweet and sentimental ghost tale. There’s a speculative piece about a friendship with a really fragile boy, one where a kid turns into a giant insect, another where a childhood preoccupation with a cape is revisited, and still another with a savant who constructs portals. These stories have heart. Many explore the complicated relationships between parents and their kids. There’s even a darling tale about the filming of George A. Romero’s iconic zombie film in the Monroeville Mall. (I’ll admit, my sentimental self thrills with mentions of my hometown.) Although there’s not a bad story in the bunch, my favorite is not listed, so readers have to explore more than the stories to find it. Definitely check out this fabulous short story collection.
Kerry E.B. Black
Kerry E.B. Black loves words and entices them to create tales both fanciful and true. Haling from a small town situated along a fog enshrouded river outside of the City of Steel and Bridges in Pennsylvania, USA, Kerry incorporates Yankee sensibilities and a strong work ethic into every project. Some of Kerry's works have crept into anthologies and literary sites, and she writes for www.oneyearofletters.com, www.Halloweenforevermore.com and www.GamesOmniverse.com . She’s also a first reader for Postcard Poems and Prose. Kerry welcomes you to follow her on other social media sites as well, including: https://twitter.com/BlackKerryblick http://www.amazon.com/Kerry-E.B.-Black www.facebook.com/authorKerryE.B.Black