Death Blooms by Somer Canon and Wesley Southard is a small chapbook that holds four tales of very unsettling terror with just a dash of beauty and love.
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on Death Blooms by Somer Canon and Wesley Southard –
I just knew I was going to love this. What’s not to love when it comes to Somer Canon and Wesley Southard’s works?!
Below are my quick thoughts on each tale.
Leavings by Somer Canon –
Frustrated that her friend hasn’t shown up at their meeting spot, Audrey decides to put her feet in the water. There is a nasty smell that has gotten worse down by the water and of course, her curiosity gets the best of her as she approaches the bushes.
What an unsettling tale! It seems so innocent, just a snapshot of a difficult childhood, but then the full terror sets in.
He Loves Me Not by Wesley Southard –
Determined to get this man to love them, this character bides their time carefully…
Phew! Starting out like a sweet case of lust shows its dark purpose very soon after!
Lean Close, Beautiful, And Breathe Deep by Somer Canon –
Still mourning their losses, this woman has a plan to see her partner again soon.
What a heartbreaking and beautiful tale with a dark ending!
King Cake by Wesley Southard –
Gathered for yet another tense family dinner to honor their late mother, only one sibling is pleased to be there and boy does she have plans…
Ugh, what a dark tale about people forcing their will on others – in more ways than one!
My Final Thoughts on Death Blooms –
This was such a fun little chapbook! I’m so grateful to Somer for sending me a copy!
As this was created for their author table at a Scares The Care event one year, this run was limited. I highly recommend checking it out if you ever see it in the wild.
Slaves to Gravity by Wesley Southard and Somer Canon is a fun cosmic horror that will keep throwing you curveballs as the story progresses!