Short Story Sunday: Goddamn Electric

Zombie Feed Cover

Zombie stories have never been my favorite—they tend to take a tired thing and beat it to its last gasp in a not-too original way. However, I found several gems in 2011’s The Zombie Feed, Vol. 1; each story offers a thrilling, interesting, and refreshing twist on the trope. Not one would I consider a “standard” Zombie story.

If my statement still doesn’t entice you, consider this one story alone: “Goddamn Electric,” by K. Allen Wood.

In one of the most richly-detailed, atmospheric, yet suspenseful pieces I’ve read in a long time, “Goddamn Electric” induces chills in part because of its literary sensibilities: it deftly uses single effect in all its glory. This story about a small town full of crotchety New Englanders about to get their comeuppance is not to be missed–I promise you, it’s different than any other zombie thing you’ve ever read. Grab it here: https://amzn.com/0982159641

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About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in countless magazines and anthologies. She has received three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies, is a co-editor for Read Short Fiction, and co-hosts the Dark Discussions Podcast. Her work Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole is a collection of ghost stories set in Disney Parks; her horror novel, Bad Apple, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She’s also a member of the New England Horror Writers Association. More info: www.kristipetersenschoonover.com

Posted on August 13, 2017, in Short Stories and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I would, but I don’t have Kindle Unlimited. I’m not sure if I want to get it or not. Most of the books I read are on Kindle but not on KI, and also, I wonder about the way Amazon markets stuff. I am wary of the publishing industry ever since I got scammed.

    I would recommend, anything by Paula Joan Caplan, who is not on KI. Currently enjoying When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home. I am quoting from her works on Monday at 3pm when I do my radio show.

    Julie

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