Short Story Strands: Halloween 2012 Edition

Rated 3.33/5 based on 3 reviews
Come celebrate Halloween in ways both spooky and fun in this collection of sixteen short stories spun by talented new voices in science fiction and fantasy. More
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About Jade Kerrion

Welcome! I’m Jade Kerrion, a Science Fiction author. I graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in Biology and Philosophy, and then went on to get my MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia.

My varied background led me through many careers across many industries, including container shipping, education, and management consulting. In my spare time, I wrote stories – young adult, fantasy, and science fiction – and developed a loyal reader base with my fan fiction series based on the MMORPG Guild Wars. I was accused of keeping my readers up at night, distracting them from work, housework, homework, and (far worse), from actually playing Guild Wars.

And then I wondered why just screw up the time management skills of gamers? Why not aspire to screw everyone else up too?

So here I am, writing books that aspire to keep you from doing anything else useful with your time.

I live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with my wonderfully supportive husband and my two young sons, Saint and Angel, (no, those aren’t their real names, but they are like saints and angels, except when they’re not.)

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Reviews of Short Story Strands: Halloween 2012 Edition by Jade Kerrion

Kevin A. Lyons reviewed on March 24, 2015

A large collection of very, very short stories -- I'd call them "flash fiction" -- that is a real mixed bag. Some of these are very good, and some are not. Many have a sense of humor, but some are pretty bleak. Some are ghost stories and some are science fiction.

This is a good collection to take with you when you're going to spend time in a waiting room. And if one story leaves you flat, move on to the next.
(review of free book)
Marie Richmond reviewed on Nov. 16, 2012

A solid collection of short stories with a spooky theme. Some of the stories are entertaining and well-written.
(review of free book)
Marie Richmond reviewed on Nov. 16, 2012
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A solid collection of short stories with spooky themes. Some of the stories are quite entertaining and well-written.
(review of free book)
Bob R Bogle reviewed on Nov. 16, 2012

I like the cover: clever. Most of the stories -- not so much. I imagine several of the authors to be quite young, for which they get a pass. We all have to start somewhere.

I don't care for stories that are unnecessarily mean-spirited, as several of these are. I don't think it's necessary or even desirable for scary or creepy stories to be brutal. Some of these stories have grammatical problems, and many of them are too short to allow us to care about their characters. As writers, you must let the reader decide how to feel based on how your characters react to their situations, you must not tell us how we're supposed to feel about the story. Show us, don't tell us!

Well, the price was right, and the cover is nice.
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