Just in time for the beginning of the Fall spooky season, Kevin J. Kennedy is back with another killer collection of horror drabbles that will keep you up at night!
If you missed my reviews for the first two books in this series, feel free to take a peek! But no worries, they don’t necessarily have to be read in order.
Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way.
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on 100 Word Horrors, Book 3 presented by KJK Publishing
Just like the previous books, my favorite stories from this collection were the ones that spooked me or had an awesome twist that I wasn’t expecting! This collection also had a number of horribly sad drabbles.
Of course, with any type of collection, it’s normal for me to love some and dislike some. In this case, I loved a majority of the tales! There were so many that I thought were just perfect but I couldn’t help but want to learn more about what was going on! I would love to see some of these become the base of a longer story!
However, there were a few that I didn’t really understand…
This is another collection that I will definitely be going back to time and time again to revisit the tales!
Per usual, here are my quick reactions and rating breakdowns for each story:
Three Wishes by Larry Hinkle – 5 Stars
Woah! What a tale to kick things off for book three! I loved the wish element of this one and the roller coaster of emotion this one took readers on.
The Muse by Theresa Jacobs – 4 Stars
Eep! How scary. This one is going to come to mind whenever I see or hear something talking about their muse.
Admitted by Kevin Cathy – 5 Stars
So spooky!! This is one that I would love to read more about to learn more about what’s going on, but as is, it’s a killer Drabble!!
Noisy Neighbours by S P Oldham – 4 Stars
Woah! Not where I thought this one was going. This makes me happy I can no longer hear my neighbors through the thin apartment walls now that we’ve moved!
Dead Girl Speak by Terry Miller – 3 Stars
Sad and so spooky! This one is screaming for more info!
Passing the Torch by RJ Roles – 4 Stars
Oh no! Ugh. This poor guy.
The Altar of Bones by Sheldon Woodbury – 3 Stars
Ooh, this one paints an interesting picture.
Too Many by Valerie Lioudis – 4 Stars
Woah! Another with a twist I didn’t see coming!
Number Thirteen by D. S. Ullery – 5 Stars
My Gods Live on the Mountain Top by Matthew Cash – 2 Stars
I’m not sure I understood this one unfortunately, but there was one line that tall creeped me out; “You’ll bear the birds leave the trees. The lesser creatures know things that we don’t, they have always known.”
Hot Car by Aron Beauregard – 3 Stars
Oh my gosh, this topic breaks my heart.
Cursed by Steve Stred – 3 Stars
Interesting turn of events!
Flightless by Tristian Drue Rogers – 5 Stars
Any tale with a “behind you” gets me! So spooky!
Gravemakers and Gunslingers by Justin M. Woodward – 3 Stars
Blood and Ashes by Kerry E. B. Black – 3 Stars
Woah, dark one! I really liked the first three lines and the scene they set.
That’ll Show Her by Evans Light – 4 Stars
Oh Lordy! I was expecting something dark from where this was going but that was a whole other level!
Gun Control by Jason M. Light
Unfortunately I didn’t get this one 🙁
The Dead Don’t Die by Paul Wennersberg-Løvholen – 5 Stars
Oh! This is a new take on zombies that I haven’t read anything like before! I loved this one so much!!
The Dead That Lived by J. C. Michael – 5 Stars
Hack by Jim Goforth – 4 Stars
Phew! Not where I thought this one was going! Gives me some Saw vibes!
Narrative by Kevin Cathy – 5 Stars
AH! So creepy! I loved that this was centered around a book.
Naughty Step by C. M. Saunders – 4 Stars
Be Careful What You Wish For by Stuart Conover – 4 Stars
Oooh, dark and lesson-focused. Love it!
Delicious by RJ Roles – 4 Stars
Yikes! And also… ew!
Work by D E McCluskey – 4 Stars
Woah, shoulda seen that coming with the title…
Next-Door by Robin Braid – 5 Stars
Terrifying! What a creepy premise!
Picnic by Hazel Lennon – 5 Stars
Yuck! Ants equally terrify and amaze me.
As He Was by Kerry E.B. Black – 4 Stars
Spooky but also kind of lovely?
Crimson and Clover by Ron Davis – 4 Stars
Oh no! So creepy!!!
Masks by Ryan Colley – 5 Stars
Love this one! Medical masks are just spooky to me to begin with…
June Bug by Michael D. Davis – 3 Stars
The Dolmen of Austburg – 4 Stars
Yasss! I love tales of slumbering monsters!
Happy Birthday by Brandy Yassa – 4 Stars
Oh no. I had to read this one twice to catch that one word at the beginning that gives this one away.
Somniphobia by Essel Pratt – 4 Stars
I had to google what somniphobia meant then reread the story 🙂
Honey, I’m Home by Andrew Lennon – 5 Stars
Spooky! I love this one! This one is begging for just a smidge more info. Of course, wonderfully written to make the reader think about things and draw their own conclusions.
Webs by G. Allen Wilbanks – 5 Stars
Yuck, yuck, yuck. I hate spiders. This one gives me the willies.
The Call by Leigha Desmond – 4 Stars
Yikes! Poor lady!
Sea Foam Blood by Cindar Harrell – 4 Stars
Woah! Eerie and interesting!
Sweet Dreams by Suzanne Fox – 4 Stars
Aww this one was so sad!
The Arena by Zoey Xolton – 5 Stars
Flames by Kerry E. B. Black
Unfortunately I didn’t get this one 🙁
158 Days Later by Paul Wennersberg-Løvholen – 3 Stars
Spooky! Being alone like that must have been awful!
The Thing Beyond the Veil by Chris Miller – 3 Stars
Another sad one!
La Lamentación by Anthony Giordano – 3 Stars
Oooh I haven’t read a mummy tale in quite some time!
Black Light by Joe X Young – 5 Stars
Eek!! Terrifying! Especially not be be believed with something like this.
Mistaken Identity by Becky Narron – 5 Stars
Oh my god. This one really spooked me. That last sentence…
Post Halloween by Veronica Smith – 5 Stars
I love this one!! Spooky!
Stray by P.J. Blakey-Novis – 5 Stars
Oh NO! Terrible!! Poor family.
The Tree by Kevin Cathy – 5 Stars
The Midnight Circus by Sheldon Woodbury – 5 Stars
Dreams by Andrew Lennon – 4 Stars
Spooky! Are they real or imaginary?!
Too Late by Dean King – 5 Stars
So creepy!! I love this one! Another that is perfect as is, but I’d happily read more about what’s going on in longer format.
The Evacuation by Chris Hall – 3 Stars
Woah, spooky! Though I’m not entirely sure I understood this one.
The Doctor’s Hobbies by Michael D. Davis – 4 Stars
Show Time by Amber M. Simpson – 5 Stars
No, no, no! Freaking clowns.
Die, die, dead by Martin P. Fuller – 4 Stars
Oops, bad gamble!
The Lost Ones by Michael Anthony Lee – 3 Stars
Tits to Die for by RJ Roles – 4 Stars
Loch by Robin Braid – 5 Stars
Perfect! This one screams for more info but leads the reader to guess at the outcome. I love it!
The Apocalypse Will Be Televised by RJ Meldrum – 5 Stars
Oh my gosh! I love this one!!! I love the plot and the twist.
Blackout by Martin Zeigler – 5 Stars
Nothing by Chad Lutzke – 5 Stars
Yessss! Another perfect Drabble but one I want to know more about!
The Special Day by Rhys Hughes – 5 Stars
Love this one! Silly Cupid.
Used Parts by Theresa Derwin – 4 Stars
Oh goodness! Totally agree… I can’t wait for news about the advancement of medicine for cases like this.
A Penny’s Penance by James Matthew Byers – 4 Stars
This one paints quite the picture!
Houston, I have a Circus Here by Norbert Góra – 5 Stars
Yikes! Another perfect one but one I want more of!!
After by John Boden – 5 Stars
Terrifying and so dark!
Karma Monsters by Kevin J. Kennedy – 5/ Stars
Oooh! Yet another perfect one but one I would love to read more about! I want to know more about the monsters!
Death Rattles by Terry Miller – 4 Stars
A Fleeting Thing by John Boden – 4 Stars
Oh no! Poor guy.
Click by Steve Stred – 4 Stars
Oh no. I hate this “game” but what a suspenseful tale!
Painting the Walls by Howard Carlyle – 5 Stars
Oh no!! What a tale. And that last line…
Sleep, My Darling by Toneye Eyenot – 4 Stars
The Room Upstairs by Ryan Woods – 5 Stars
Just the title of this one spooked me. Of course the story followed that same path. So creepy!!
The Rich Get Richer by David Owain Hughes – 5 Stars
Whoops! Anything “security-lacking” should be a dead giveaway!
A Mother’s Love by C.A. Verstraete- 5 Stars
Bait by Simon Cluett – 5 Stars
A Bedtime Story by Duncan Thompson – 5 Stars
Love this one!! Cute with a fun plot.
Tribal Beard by David Owain Hughes – 4 Stars
Careful what you wish for!
A Place I Know by John T.M. Terres – 4 Stars
The Tools of His Trade by Howard Carlyle – 5 Stars
Oh gosh! Not where I was thinking this was going! Horrifying!!
Dirt Nap by Toneye Eyenot – 4 Stars
Phew! This one made me feel a little claustrophobic!
The Sword Swallower by Josh Darling – 5 Stars
Wooden Suit by Michelle Garza and Melissa Lawson – 4 Stars
Machines of War by Ron Davis – 3 Stars
Three O’Clock A.M. by Eric J. Guignard – 4 Stars
Possessed by Andrew Lennon – 4 Stars
The Apocalypse Bar by Kevin J. Kennedy – 5 Stars
Yasss! I need more tales about the Screechers and Apco-Wolves!
The Fungus Among Us by P. Mattern – 4 Stars
Yuck! I can’t even imagine something like this happening…
The Crate by Scott Paul Hallam – 5 Stars
Whoops! Definitely should have listened the grandma. But why was it unlocked?
One Night Stand by RJ Meldrum – 5 Stars
Oh! Creepy!! I love it!
The Rusted Island by Dennis Mombauer – 5 Stars
Who is coming for her? Ah! The suspense!!
Into the Woods by Ellen A. Easton – 5 Stars
I love this! I love not really knowing what’s going on until the last line!
Dog Lover Doom by Julian J. Guignard – 5 Stars
Get your freaking shots! Ugh. Great story though!
Enter Night by Andrew Lennon – 4 Stars
Operation by Ryan Colley – 5 Stars
Invasion by RJ Meldrum – 5 Stars
The Necklace by Alyson Faye – 4 Stars
True Potential by J.C. Michael – 4 Stars
Halloween Ride by Sheldon Woodbury – 5 Stars
Oh my gosh! I love this one so much!
Dollface by Terry Miller – 5 Stars
Terrifying! Nope! Too creepy. Dolls get me.
The Difference by C.S. Anderson – 3 Stars
Yikes! Being told to calm down is definitely not a great thing to do.
A Vampire and Her Jar Full of Leeches by Mark Matthews – 4 Stars
Mine by Justin Hunter – 4 Stars
Yikes! Another I want more info for!
My Final Thoughts on 100 Word Horrors, Book 3
Ah, these drabbles were so fun to read! I was so sad when I reached the end of the collection…
I highly recommend checking this one out if you’re a fan of horror and very short stories!
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