WICKED WOMEN. How can I pass by a book with such a title as this? Most of the stories here are as great as the cover, (way to go Lynne Hansen!)
As with most anthologies, some stories worked better for me than others. Below are a few of the tales that stood out for me.
The opening story was the perfect introduction to this collection: MILK TIME by Elaine Pascale. The Mountain Peak Middle School caters to only certain children. And when these children are served chocolate milk? Well…I’ll just let you read that for yourself.
Despite a few typos DOES THIS BRING YOU JOY by Sara Marks was an impressive tale based on that lifestyle thing going around-you know-the one about getting rid of things that don’t kindle joy? What if the things that don’t kindle joy are people?
BAD TRIP HIGHWAY by Renee S. DeCamillis. One would think drivers would have learned by now. Do not pick up hitchhikers. Especially carnie hitchhikers.
CHILD OF REASON by Christine Lajewski. Man, this story was messed up. MESSED UP. Homunculus’ freak me out, I’ll admit it. This tale is a doozy.
SILVER HEART by Morgan Sylvia. A story about injecting people with silver. (That’s not what it’s really about, but it is.) If that doesn’t make sense, I guess you’ll have to read it!
THE FETCH by E.A. Black I felt so bad for little Julie. Who hasn’t been in that awkward teenage place where it feels like everyone hates you, or worse yet, you’re invisible? Also? Don’t play with Ouija Boards!
THE TALE OF ANNETTE by Tracy L. Carbone. This tale about a childless couple blew me away! Loved it. This one was my favorite in the book.
SOULS OF THE WICKED LIKE CRUMBS IN HER HAND by Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert. When depression hits after having a child it can be a very difficult situation. Now imagine how bad it could get after having a stillborn baby. So yeah, this one was rough and sad.
THE HUNGRY MAN by Lindsay Moore. Now look here, when a hungry man comes to the door NEVER EVER give him any food!
THREE SISTERS ISLAND by Hillary Monahan. What a story! A woman’s twin sister is missing, so she sets off to visit the island where her sister lives. The insulated atmosphere of townies and unwanted visitors…everything about this island is wrong and that’s what I loved about this story.
THE HUNGRY HEART by Roxanne Dent. A twist on the old revenge is best served cold theme. I liked it!
Anthologies are always fun and I’m glad that I chose this one to read and review. Within are all kinds of stories, written by and about all kinds of women, and I enjoyed their creativity and imagination! Perhaps you will too?!
Thanks to one of the editors for the e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it!