What an amazing idea this is. Get 14 crime writers to write a short story and compile them in a beautiful anthology. And, it’s for charity!!
For my part of the blog tour, I’ve written a sentence or two about each story. Every single one of the stories were brilliant, and I really do recommend that you go buy it. It’s only 99p on Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Afraid-Light-Victoria-Selman-ebook/dp/B087C5T4WD/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=afraid+of+the+light&qid=1587969513&sprefix=afraid&sr=8-1
Are you listening? – Adam Southward
This story tells the tale of modern technology and it’s risks. An interesting story with a chill!
Daddy Dearest – Dom Nolan
Not what I was expecting! A tale of prison romance between two men. Beautifully written. Dominic certainly has a way with words. Freedom is a felled tree.
Deathbed, Beth Dead – Elle Croft
An emotional story. A daughter talks to her father as he prepares for a life saving operation. Just as he drifts towards sleep, he utters a life altering sentence… I couldn’t read this one fast enough!
Loveable Alan Atcliffe – S R Masters
So much story in such few words. I really loved this one and would love to know more about Alan. Just, wow!
Sleep Time – Phoebe Morgan
Terrifying! It builds, and builds, and hints at something awful before that last line blows it all open! A fantastic story.
Coming Home – NJ Mackay
A story that, at the start, I was unsure of it’s path. But, it turned out to be a story tinged with sadness whilst exploring pertinent themes such as PTSD. Beautiful!
Sausage Fingers – Victoria Selman
As funny as the title suggests, though in a very dark way. Hard to say too much without giving anything away. But a fantastically warped tale.
Just A Game – Rachel Blok
A camping trip gone right. Then wrong. Then wronger. A spiralling tale of deception, cover ups, betrayal and lust. A lot of fun!
Drowning In Debt – Heather Critchlow
Loved this! The characters were so vivid and the tension was there from the start. The way the jungle was described made you feel like you were there. I want to know the aftermath of the ending!
To Evil or not To Evil – Jo Furniss
The most ‘out there’ story of the lot! A brilliant tale about the wonders of technology. Hard to put into words what it is about without spoiling it, but a contender for my favourite story of the bunch. And that’s saying something!
Sheep’s Clothing – Robert Scragg
I really enjoyed this dark tale of revenge. And what an apt title. Robert’s writing really sings and he achieves so much storytelling in such a short passage.
Frantic – Clare Empson
Frantic is the word! The slow uncoiling of tension of this story was electrifying. Clare managed to capture the fear of a life changing lie being uncovered with such accuracy that my palms were sweating by the end!
Planting Nan – James Delargy
A hilarious story told from the point of view of a small child, Christopher Boone style! There are some cracking lines in this one, as suppressed truths threaten to spill out…
Shadow – Kate Simants
A very dark tale to finish off. A story of friendship, control and revenge with a fantastic twist!
That’s your lot. What a fantastic idea for an anthology and the fact that all the proceeds go to Samaritans make it a no brained got you to go a grab a copy! Well done to all involved. Shall we make it a yearly thing…?