Short Story Sunday: Goddamn Electric, K. Allen Wood

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Goddamn Electric, K. Allen Wood

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

About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies; her traditionally published books include a short story collection, THE SHADOWS BEHIND. She was the recipient of three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves as co-host of the DARK DISCUSSIONS podcast, as founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 ORCHARD, and is a member of both the New England Horror Writers and the Horror Writers Association. Follow her adventures at 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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