100 Word Horrors Book 4 is another amazing anthology of horror drabbles by Kevin J. Kennedy.
I just cannot get enough of these! These tales are perfect for readers that want to keep them on hand and read one or two every now and again. Of course, you can also cruise right through them all, like I did… I just can’t help myself!
If you missed my reviews of the first three books in this series, feel free to check them out below:
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!
100 Word Horrors: Book 4 – An Anthology of Horror Drabbles by Kevin J. Kennedy
Each tale is so wonderfully written. With each of these collections I’m just amazed at the world these authors can create in just 100 words.
My favorites are the drabbles that start light but then in the very last sentence turn dark.
Per usual with these types of collections, here are my rating breakdowns for each story along with some immediate thoughts/reactions:
In the quick forward, the author explains that this will be the last in this series for a bit. I totally understand and I’m wicked excited for his other future projects! Of course, if another Drabble collection is out together down the road, I’ll be here for it!
Extra-Curricular Clone by N. M. Brown – 5 Stars
Is there anything more horrific than being in a very scary situation and hearing a giggle?!
Water World by Ann Christine Tabaka – 5 Stars
Truly one of my nightmares!
Swamplands by Paul D. Brazill – 3 Stars
Choke by Lee Mountford – 5 Stars
Yes!! What loyalty!
Eternal Life by Ross Baxter – 5 Stars
Aww a sad one, but interesting!
Mister Mushroom by Joel R Hunt – 4 Stars
Chiaroscuro Morning by Kevin Wetmore – 5 Stars
Road Kill by Dawn DeBraal – 3 Stars
The Wave by Andrew Lennon – 5 Stars
Better Off Dead by Zoey Xolton – 4 Stars
The Children of Earth by Ann Christine Tabaka – 5 Stars
Ooh! An interesting and terrifying thought!
Swing Low by Evans Light – 4 Stars
Eek! This one is screaming for more info!
The Golden Sticker by David Owain Hughes- 5 Stars
Oh my gosh! What an awesome idea! I love led collecting stickers when I was a kid and actually thought about starting up again recently with stickers from local breweries! Monsters are way cooler though!
Livestock by RJ Meldrum – 5 Stars
Oh my goodness! Yikes!
Molly’s Wedding by Julian J. Guignard – 5 Stars
So spooky!!! I love this one!
Zombie by Jackk J. Killington – 5 Stars
Love, love, love this! What a claustrophobic Drabble!
Every Fifty Years the Roots Need Blood by Ellen A. Easton – 4 Stars
Eek! So creepy. Stay out of the forest!
Revived by Dawn DeBraal – 5 Stars
Oh no, poor Charlotte!
No Time Like the Present by Adam Light – 5 Stars
Woah! Not what I was expecting. I need more info here!!
A Prison Inside Us by Sheldon Woodbury – 5 Stars
To Feed A Monster by Terry Miller – 5 Stars
Lanterns by Simon Cluett – 5 Stars
Goodness! Not where I saw this one going!
The Guest Room by Jack Lothian – 5 Stars
Wrath of the Old Ones by Kevin J. Kennedy- 5 Stars
What a terrifying idea!
My Brother Gets Released Today by Tristan Drue Rogers –
Unfortunately I think I’m missing something with this one…
A Shape in the Dark by Jason Parent – 5 Stars
Very suspenseful and spooky!!
The Coffin by Kevin Cathy – 4 Stars
Another straight from my nightmares!
Louie’s Room by C. M. Saunders – 5 Stars
Oh my god, that last sentence…
Mine by Nerisha Kemraj- 4 Stars
The Theater of Screams by Howard Carlyle- 5 Stars
Oh my god! Terrifying!
Worth It by Matthew A Clarke – 3 Stars
Blood in the Moonlight by Robin Braid – 5 Stars
Oooh!!! This one totally calls for more info but is also just perfect as is! Love it!!
Feeding the Beast by Lee Franklin – 4 Stars
Woah!! I loved how this one takes a minute to figure out!
A Friend for Ellie by P.J. Blakey-Novis – 5 Stars
Cattle by Ryan Colley – 5 Stars
Absolutely horrible! Ah, internet rabbit holes…
Open Call by Steve Stred – 5 Stars
Oh my gosh!! How clever!
The Job Interview by Ron Davis – 4 Stars
Woah, what an interview!
The Transylvania Box by Joel R Hunt – 5 Stars
Hide and Seek by Eddie D. Moore – 4 Stars
Oh gosh! The end…
Inescapable End by Micha Castle – 3 Stars
Vulture by Veronica Smith – 4 Stars
Books-A-Million by David Owain Hughes – 5 Stars
Oh my gosh!!! What a way to go out.
Hair by Timothy Friesenhahn – 5 Stars
Yuck, yuck, yuck!!!! Terrifying!
Stop by Mark Steensland – 5 Stars
Eek!!!! Just like one of those chain letters!!
Meal by John Boden – 3 Stars
Sanatorium by Constanze Scheib – 5 Stars
The Hunter by Darren Tarditi – 5 Stars
Armageddon by Theresa Jacobs – 5 Stars
A perfect zombie tale!
Dark Legion by Toneye Eyenot – 4 Stars
The Hunter by Alanna Robertson-Webb – 5 Stars
Terrifying!! Oh my gosh. This one spooked me!
My Sincerest Apologies to Any Innocent Victims by Billy San Juan – 5 Stars
What payback!! But also… how scary does that title make the story?!
Blood and Bone by Stacey Jaine McIntosh – 3 Stars
Interesting. I want to know how the kid was born!
Shingles on a graham-cracker roof by Chad Lutzke – 5 Stars
Eeek! This one made me cringe so much!
Pants Season by Joe X Young – 5 Stars
Oh no! Horrific!
Cats by Callum Pearce – 5 Stars
Yikes! This one made me wish I had my back to a wall!
Curiosity by Gary McDonough – 4 Stars
So eerie!! Shoulda listened to mum!
Missing Halloween by Kevin J. Kennedy – 5 Stars
Did not see that coming!
Hunger Pains by Chloe Lennon – 3 Stars
A lighter but interesting tale! This one will make ya think about what the world of tale one is like after getting this little glimpse…
Lair by Jacek Wilkos- 4 Stars
Yikes yikes yikes!
Awaken to Death by Tina Piney – 5 Stars
An absolute nightmare!!!
Bus Home by Russell Smeaton – 5 Stars
Oh no! Terribly sad but perfectly written.
Misadventures of an Aggrieved Recluse by Eric J. Guignard- 5 Stars
Haunted House by Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer- 5 Stars
So spooky!! I felt bad for the poor wheezing asthmatic girl.
Motivation by Andrew Lennon – 4 Stars
That’s some dedication!
Slaughter by the Full of the Moon by Toneye Eyenot – 4 Stars
Predator by Lee Mountford – 5 Stars
Grave Concerns by Zoey Xolton – 5 Stars
Love it! What a scene this one set in just two sentences!
Summer Snow by RJ Meldrum – 5 Stars
Oh no… A wicked sad one.
The Museum of Horrors by Sheldon Woodbury – 4 Stars
Diamond Lake Killer by Jack Lothian – 5 Stars
Long Limbs at the E.R. by Tristian Drue Rogers – 4 Stars
Inescapable by Kevin Cathy – 5 Stars
Undead Champion by Robin Braid – 4 Stars
Woah! What an idea!
You Look Prettier When You Smile by Lee Franklin – 5 Stars
Captive by P.J. Blakey-Novis – 4 Stars
Absolutely terrifying! Another situation right out of my nightmares!
Memory Stick by Ryan Colley – 5 Stars
So so so creepy!! Don’t use random memory sticks!
Terra by Steve Stred – 3 Stars
Oh gosh! What happened?!
I by Timothy Friesenhahn – 3 Stars
Oh no! What a creepy premise.
Compelled to Rise by Toneye Eyenot – 5 Stars
Beautifully written! What a tale!
Believe in Me by Joe X Young – 5 Stars
The Old Man by Amber M. Simpson – 4 Stars
Yikes! So much for being polite….
All Alone by Veronica Smith – 4 Stars
Poached Egg by Ross Jeffery – 4 Stars
Domestic Bliss by J.C. Michael – 4 Stars
Tiny Terrors by Greg Bennett – 4 Stars
Oh no! So creepy. Wonderful zombie tale!
Slithering by Josh A. Murphy – 4 Stars
Yikes!! Glad I don’t have a letterbox!
Getting Carried Away by Evans Light – 5 Stars
Oh my gosh! Love this! I always enjoy not really understanding what’s going on until the last sentence in a Drabble!
Asylum by Nerisha Kemraj – 5 Stars
Oh no!! So scary!
Fantasy by Regina Kenney – 4 Stars
Coins by Harris Coverly – 3 Stars
New Home by Mark Cassell – 4 Stars
Oh no! What’s going on?!
Cannibal by Dawn DeBraal – 5 Stars
Clever trap! Terrifying people!
Advice by Valerie Lioudis – 5 Stars
Take the Long Way Home by Kevin Wetmore – 5 Stars
Cinema by Andrew Lennon –
Not for me.
Phantom by RJ Meldrum – 5 Stars
Woah!! That rules and is wonderfully scary!
Fiddlestyx by Toneye Eyenot – 4 Stars
Eep! I can’t remember the last time I hear someone say that term… high school maybe?
Ride-Hailing by Ryan Colley – 5 Stars
Another of my nightmares! I’ve only taken a Lyft once alone… never again.
Too Little Too Late by Veronica Smith – 5 Stars
Oh no! That last sentence!
Spectrum by J.C. Michael – 3 Stars
This Little Piggy by Evans Light – 4 Stars
A wonderful wrap up!
My Final Thoughts on 100 Word Horrors: Book 4
I love this collection so much! I very highly recommend it to all types of horror fans! There’s something here for everyone. I cannot wait to return to this one again soon!
Snag a copy through your local bookstore or feel free to use my Amazon affiliate link:
- Interview with Kevin J Kennedy
- 100 Word Horrors
- 100 Word Horrors, Part Two
- 100 Word Horrors, Part Three
- Carnival of Horror
- Collected Christmas Horror Shorts
- Collected Christmas Horror Shorts 2
- Collected Easter Horror Shorts
- Collected Halloween Horror Shorts: Trick ‘r Treat
- Dark Thoughts
- The Gatekeeper
- The Horror Collection: Black Edition
- The Horror Collection: White Edition
- The Horror Collection: Purple Edition
- Screechers by Kevin J. Kennedy and Christina Bergling
- The Tale of Sawney Bean
- You Only Get One Shot by Kevin J. Kennedy & J.C. Michael
- Vampiro and Other Strange Tales of the Macabre
Every time I read your reviews I end up with a new book on my tbr, haha.
Erica Robyn says
hahaha! I love it!! <3
My interest in piqued! Flash fiction is challenging enough to write well, but then to be successful at creating suspense or fear I cannot even fathom.
Erica Robyn says
Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra says
I love how you’ve reviewed these with just your brief gut reaction to each drabble. It sounds like a very entertaining collection.
Erica Robyn says
Thank you! 🙂 It’s my favorite way to review since the tales are so short, I don’t wanna give too much away! 🙂
I’ll definitely be picking these up! I love a good story collection.
Erica Robyn says
I highly recommend anything written or organized by Mr Kennedy!! 🙂