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Lockdown Horror #2 - eBook Review

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by Cecelia Hopkins (subscribe)
Cecelia's articles are illustrated by Allan who enjoys photography. Cecelia is also the author of: "Silver Springtime", "All for Love", "Mystic Evermore" and the new release: "Faith and Love".
Published August 3rd 2020
Why not read a book while self isolating?
The Lockdown series has been released by Black Hare Press to entertain people who are housebound during COVID 19. The ebooks are 0.99c on Amazon, but the good news is that they are free to download from Kobo. You may also need to download the Kobo 'ap' to your phone or tablet if you have not already done so.

According to the author Zoey Xolton, the stories in these books were all donated by the authors for this purpose. I downloaded my free copy of the newly released Lockdown Horror #2 to read.

Lockdown Free Fiction, Black Hare Press
Lockdown Horror #1 and #2 in tablet - Photo by Cecelia

I found "The Face in the Fabric" by Tim Mendees, distinctly Lovecraftian in theme. The narrative goes places the old gentleman probably wouldn't, as the protagonist indulges in a drinking binge, but the link between sculpture and horror was well executed.

"The Seed" by MacKenzie Richardson and "Eyes for You" by K.B. Elijah are both botanical horrors. "Death becomes Her" by Cindar Harrell seems classical, with a twist. "Fast Food" by Chris Bannor" Is a tale for the lovers of B grade movies.

"Open Windows" by Frederick Pangbourne is a longer story, the quality of which makes downloading the volume worthwhile! "Something Wicked Lives in the Woods" by E. L. Giles is also a good read. "A recovered Letter" by Horatio Marissa adds a gothic touch. "Isolation" by D. M. Burdett is quite the thriller. "Rain" by Sarah Jane Justice creates a study in fear.

The longer tales are complemented by a series of micro-fictions including: "The Weathermaster" by Christopher T. Dabrowski (translated by Julia Mrazny), "Flock" by David Green, and "An Unknown Fact" by Galina Trefil. "Interpretation" by Andrea Dill remains deliberately ambiguous. "Sissy Fuss" by Shawn M. Klimek is another poignant drabble. "Hanging" by Beth W. Patterson is interesting.

Popular gems are reprinted from magazines and other collections. "Done Just Right" by Gabriella Balcom is surprising. "The Watcher" by Jaqueline Moran Meyer is disturbing and chilling. "Bus Trip" by Stephen Herczeg ventures well into the weird. "Grave Concerns" by Zoey Xolton concludes the compilation.

More free ebooks can be found at:

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ooh - looking forward to reading some of these.
by May Cross (score: 3|8035) 489 days ago
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