Suspended in Dusk
Edited by Simon Dewar
Anthology – various authors
Suspended in Dusk adheres to a general theme. Dusk can be foreboding, the onset of night. It can mean the end of an era or a life. As expressed in the introduction by Jack Ketchum, it can also be a time of transition. Here we find a collection of high quality horror tales to thrill and chill the discerning horror reader. In Shadows of the Lonely Dead by Alan Baxter we find a benefit for an old age home nurse who has witnessed too much death. Next is the small town horror that emerges from the forest, looking for human sacrifices in, At Dusk They Come by Armand Rosamillia.
A Woman of Disrepute by Icy Sedgwick is written in old style gothic, which is a style I enjoy reading. The Ministry of Outrage is an intelligent socio-political commentary that oozes unfathomable truths about the human race and our penchant for violence. Extra kudos to Chris Limb for this offering.
Reasons to Kill by J. C. Michael is one of my fave stories in the book. It pulls you in and keeps twisting, wringing the tension tighter and tighter. It is a fantastic story of zombie infection and vampire lore that feels organically original. Ramsey Campbell contributes to the anthology with a frightening variation on a buried alive story called, Digging Deep. Reading it imparts the feeling of claustrophobia and the desperation in the man’s pleas for help are unnerving.
There are many other great stories to read here, each with their own unique style and tone. Hats off to editor, Simon Dewar, for choosing tales that are top notch horror entertainment and delivering one of the best horror fiction anthologies I’ve read in some time.
Check it out on Amazon: Suspended in Dusk
Total side note: The ancient Celts believed that boundaries: like the shore (where sea meets land) or dusk (where day meets night) were weaker points in our realm that provided greater dimensional access to the darker spiritual realms.
Oh, yes. I think I had read something like that before. Thanks for sharing 🙂
There was also something about Stonehenge being an intersection of these certain lines of some kind of power. Do you know what that’s called? Can’t exactly remember the whole thing…
Ley Lines. And if they’re legit, I’d love to know how the ancients knew about them.
Yes, Ley Lines! I find it interesting.
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