Reading Radar – Halloween on EveryDayFiction, FlashFictionOnline, and Inkshares

Naturally, my reading tastes turn toward scary stuff this week! Here’s what I’m looking at:

Every Day Fiction

It’s the site where my first foray into online fiction got published, so I like to stop by now and then. Every Halloween, I like to see what spooky stories they have up. This year’s Halloween story is Zombie Walk by Lise Colas, which is a pretty fun little tale but not as good as entries from previous years. I recommend Halloween Coming Out by Jeff Switt as an excellent example of Halloween flash fiction – it was the story for October 31, 2014. Stop by Every Day Fiction to see more Halloween and horror flash fiction released in the last week.

Flash Fiction Online

There’s been some more cool flash fiction posted up at Flash Fiction Online for Halloween this year. I shared The Monster on Her Cheek by Rebecca Roland with my writing students, along with Halloween Coming Out. Flash Fiction Online is generally very well curated, so each of the stories this issue was fun and creepy. I especially liked The Offspring by Brenda Anderson for its sheer weirdness – I can’t give anything away, so check it out!

Inkshares – A God in the Shed by JF Dubeau

This is one of the most promising horror entries on Inkshares these days. This one reached its goal and is now published! The byline says it all: “So you’ve inadvertently trapped an ancient trans-dimensional god in your backyard shed; what do you do? That’s what Venus McKenzy and her friends would like to know.” The reviews make it sound full of twists and turns, so I’m ordering it! It’s been a while since I had a good horror novel in front of me …

Anyway, that’s what I’m reading. If you live in a country that celebrates Halloween, be thankful you can enjoy the creepy costumes and parties -getting in the spirit can be pretty hard here in Korea, unless you have a good group of foreigner friends!