Name: The Endlands
Authors: Patrick Greene, Cristin Martin, David Stubblefield, Vincent Hobbes, Janelle Garcia, Craig Wessel, Tamara Wilhite, Nathan Palmer, Jordan Benoit, Jarius Reddy, Jennifer Chapman and Christina Estabrook.
Publisher: Hobbes End Publishing
Pages: Kindle doesn't say but the paperback version has 320 pages.
What goodreads says:
Do you believe in a place outside human knowledge-a place where myth and legend collide-where the unthinkable is the mundane?There is a thin veil between reality and make believe. When you take a moment, and push the veil aside, perhaps you will see this place. It is not a place of the imagination, for everything you see here is real.
Nothing is what it seems. Noises are not what you think. Nothing is off limits. No place is safe.
In The Endlands, you might find yourself lost in the past, or trapped in the future. You might find yourself amidst vampires and werewolves, or in a most peculiar lost and found department.
Normally shorts stories aren't my favorite type as I feel like their missing something, but with horror stories it doesn't happen so much. Here's a mini summary about each story and an overall opinion at the end.
Room 422 (Patrick Greene)A man in a hospital waiting to give birth to their baby, or perhaps not.
This story was great although short, when I read the last sentence I thought wow that would be a great book on it's own.
A Night in Polidoria (Cristin Martin)Polidoria is a hunted town, the people who live there don't go out after dark, they eat a lot of garlic and meals were blessed by a priest. The nails in their walls are made of silver and hidden they have bottles of holly water and wooden stakes. This is the home of Diana, a seventeen year old girl who's world is about to turn upside down.
This story was interesting, although Diana is a bit to trusting, you would of thought that living where she does she would be less trusting.
Flying Fish (David Stubblefield)Okay so flying wales in this one :)
It was interesting to read an intriguing as I wondered what would actually happen if Whales somehow started flying.
Limbo, Population 458 (Vincent Hobbes)A husband and a wife travelling on the road. The wife needs to use the bathroom and they stumble upon a quiet old town. Maybe to quiet.
It was a really good story, I can't say much about it without giving anything away. But really creepy.
Finders Keepers (Janelle Garcia)Beth works for the lost and found in Hotel Sunny Days.
Okay so I wont give anything more away, truthfully I didn't think much of this story. I mean it was gory and unsettling but I think it was missing a plot. Although it's well written.
Loose Ends (Craig Wessel)A very short story about a man named Cain. Or not.
To Read or Not to Read (Vincent Hobbes)Shelby is a young woman who enters a bookshop, but not everything is what it seems.
My favorite, I really wanted to be in that bookshop and I couldn't see why it was horror until I read the end that is.
Phases of Normal (Tamara Wilhite)This one was a bit complicated to follow for a short story, as it's about genetics and how to make the perfect human.
Propaganda (Nathan Palmer)At first this seemed like a paranormal story, as the author describes a young soldier on his way to kill some monsters. Or not?
King of the Jungle, (Jordan Benoit)A hunter goes to the forest to find a man eating monster, only to find much more.
The Hour of the Time (Vincent Hobbes)About a man who hates being late.
Thanksgiving (Jarius Reddy)A feast for thanksgiving involving human clones? Spooky
Into the small hours (Patrick Greene)This one was interesting, It was about a man staying in a hotel who has a night visitor.
The Dragon of Delinar (Vincent Hobbes)The Kingdom of Delinar lives in peace for now.
The best BBQ in the Interstate (Jennifer Chapman)Henry is a trucker and on a trip he picks up Steve who promises to show him the best barbecue in the interstate.
Now this one was very creepy and likely to give you nightmares next time you go to a barbecue.
Glass Prison (Christina Estabrook)Sarah and Jack live in a old house. But soon Sarah starts seeing shadows.
A really good story.
They (Vincent Hobbes)Mike, Brian, Kelly and Taylor are on the way to vacation, but a storm makes them get lost.
Overall I really enjoyed this book as it had fantastic authors and stories.
I give it 4 out of 5.
See you all next time.