More Bedtime Stories for the Apocalypse

Rated 4.00/5 based on 4 reviews
At first there was Bedtime Stories for the Apocalypse – a collection of stories to keep you entertained while the world falls apart around you. Now there is More Bedtime Stories for the Apocalypse – a new collection to keep you up at night as chaos engulfs the planet!

Ten brand new stories and three rarely seen reprints by Joel Arnold.

PLUS the bonus steampunk ghost story 'Rerun' by Daniel Pyle. More

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Words: 38,000
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301608409
About Joel Arnold

Joel Arnold is the author of several novels. His short stories and articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including WEIRD TALES, CHIZINE, AMERICAN ROAD MAGAZINE and Cemetery Dance's anthology SHIVERS VII. In 2010 he received both a MN Artists Initiative Grant as well as the Speculative Literature Foundation's Gulliver Travel & Research Grant.

Arnold teaches writing at student workshops throughout Minnesota and has given presentations about the Ox Cart trails of Minnesota and the Dakotas to several historical societies and other groups interested in history. He also serves as the literary director for the Savage Arts Council.

Arnold lives near the Twin Cities in Minnesota with his wife, two kids, two cats, a dog and a ball python. Plus he makes a mean coffee cake.

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Reading of Rapture Express
This is a reading I gave of one of the stories from 'More Bedtime Stories for the Apocalypse' at the Acadia Cafe in November, 2013

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Review by: Jody Darden on Jan. 25, 2013 :
I got this through LibraryThing Member Giveaway and enjoyed it very much. I am sorry to say I am late with my review of this collection due to unexpected life circumstances, but here it is.
There are many fine stories in this volume but I will mention a couple of my favorites. "The Greening of Bushton" outlines how new inventions/discoveries can negatively impact us. The other is "Occupied". This is about a woman trapped by a predator and her fight to survive. And misplaced trust.
I recommend this collection to anyone who likes twisted stories ala Twilight Zone.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)

Review by: Lisa on Dec. 05, 2012 :
I thoroughly enjoyed this selection of short stories and found myself constantly turning to my coworkers to tell them about the story that I'd just finished. (Not that I was reading while on the job or anything!) It would be difficult to choose my favorite out of these great tales because each had a surprise ending or left me a bit shocked at the end and I just love that. The story about the calendar was very original although you just knew how it had to end once the premise became clear. The Biffy Palace Killer was great and had me sweating it out right along with the main character. I enjoyed these so much that I intend to check out the other books offered by this author.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)

Review by: Sam Burns on Nov. 16, 2012 :
Short stories that have to do with the apocalypse and just plain creepy. My favorite would have to be "The Calendar In The Break Room" Can this calendar really predict one's death? "Last Seat On The Rapture Express" with people flying off the train if you didn't have a ticket was good but it was the ending that got me. If you like these kind of stories then you will enjoy this book. I won this from LibraryThing Member Giveaway and I recommend this book.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: sandra rodriquez on Nov. 14, 2012 :
Interesting snippets of apocalyptic tales. Enjoyed it felt some could be turned into longer stories would be interested in reading them if that happened. One that held my interest was called The Opportunity about a man and his wife in an accident trying to hold on until they're rescued
With a twisted ending.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)

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