Tuesday, February 18, 2020

ENANTIODROMIA: collected stories

Turning of the Bones - A lost spirit in Madagascar seeks to guide his descendants to his body so he can finally be free.
The First and Last Drink of Ilona Odd - A recovering alcoholic waits at a tavern in order to pay off a hit man. But there are more spirits around than just those behind the bar.
You Might Get It - A drunk and grieving widower has his wish fulfilled when his recently deceased wife knocks on the front door.
Tuesdays with Moran’d’arth - Sandy Kavanaugh is a world-renowned horror author with millions of dollars and a loving family. So why is he so miserable? Is it the ageless demon in his barn?
Peta Babkama Luruba - A Babylonian slave recounts the events that led to her emancipation over 4,000 years ago.

Well first off I learned a new word. 
Enantiodromia-the tendency of things to change into their opposites, especially as a supposed governing principle of natural cycles and of psychological development.
"the remorseless enantiodromia between good luck and bad"
Then, I was treated to a quick and creepy journey through 5 dark tales of loss, regret, despair, and revenge. First up is a trip into the past where a restless spirit can find no peace until his remains are are found. The longer it takes the more dangerous he becomes. Next one marriage dissolves in a violent way, followed by another marriage that continues beyond the grave. My absolute favorite story was Tuesdays with Moran’d’arth in which an aging horror writer finds the price of his fame and fortune to be harder to deal with and tougher to pay... Last but not least a slave discovers a mystical portal that may hold the key to freedom. This was a most satisfying collection of grim and gruesome tales.
5 out of 5 stars.

I received a complimentary copy for review.

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About the author
Mike X Welch was born in Wilson, NY, and has always dreamed of being a writer. Despite indications to the contrary, he does not have enough cats...and he resents the accusation.

1 comment:

  1. Great read...loved the book and can't wait to read his next.