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The Boy by Bentley Little

"The Boy" by Bentley Little

This story was from"Dark Screams: Vol 8" edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar.  Published by Hydra and imprint of Random House.
This was an interesting story.  There were quite a few subtle layers built into this short story.  They were layered very nicely together to really make an impact at the end of the story. A couple, Kent and Christine, moved into a new house in a nice little neighborhood.  Kent worked while Christine stayed at home.  She was supposed to be unpacking the boxes and settling into the house, but she just couldn’t get into unpacking.  She decided to go outside and plant and water some flowers in the front yard.  That’s when she saw her neighbors across the street, two women, Jenna and Sam.

Walpuski's Typewriter by Frank Darabont

"Walpuski's Typewriter" by Frank Darabont

This was the opening story for "Dark Screams: Vol 8" edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar.  Published by Hydra and imprint of Random House.
This story was about a man named Howard Walpuski and you guessed it... his typewriter.  This wasn't a bad opening story for a new horror anthology.  For an opening story I would of hoped for something just a little bit more.  The story was strong and stood well, but I just didn't have that wow factor that I usually associate with an opening story.