With some familiar names and some new, I was excited to receive a review copy of ‘100 Word Bigger Zombie Bites’. With about 100 x drabbles and 10 x 250-word stories, it’s an easy collection to consume and yes, some of the stories do bite!
Despite their brevity, some stories are heart-wrenching, some horrifying and some leaving something in your mind that … lingers. The anthology was fairly strong as a whole; very few stories felt they didn’t stand up as well, which is impressive for so many tales.
I particularly liked the idea of the postcards at the end — this was a lot of fun and made the entire collection come together well.
My particular favourites were:
- Grave Business by Andrew Kurtz
- Preventative Measure by Joel R Hunt
- Zombie Pigs from Mars by Pete Aldin
- Spelling Kills by C.H. Williams
- Going to the 100 Country by T.D. Ricketts
- Like a Flinch by Margery Bayne
- Reborn by Nerisha Kemraj
- Heartbeat by Alexandria Maaser
- Exit, Grave Left by Umair Mirxa
Book DetailsTitle: 100 Word Bigger Zombie Bites
Author: Multiple Authors
Publisher: Reanimated Writers Press
Publication Date: 24 Feb 2020
Are you ready to read 100 word stories packed with zombies, the undead, zees, walkers, stalkers, ankle-biters, zeds, monsters, crawlers, draggers, rotters, geeks, the risen, stiffs, ghouls, or whatever else you want to call them? No matter their name, one thing is for sure, they are the reanimated dead coming to get the living to feast on their delicious brains! We gave authors 100 words exactly to tell you stories that revolve around zombies and the humans fighting them to survive. We hope you enjoy this carefully selected collection of drabbles, or 100 word stories.