Twisted Reunion by Mark Tullius
3 out of 5 stars.
I’m not usually one to like e-books of any format, so taking a dive into this was a great feat for me. I usually wouldn’t have, but after reading the synopsis I absolutely had to. I’m a sap for short-story collections within books, so of course I decided to download and review this one. This book does not let you down, I promise. I loved all of the stories throughout out it.
“ Plunge deep into darkness with 28 terrifying tales. Explore heartache, happiness, and horror in this collection of short stories by Mark Tullius, the author of 25 Perfect Days, named one of IndieReader’s Best Indie Books for 2013.
This collection is composed of all the stories in Each Dawn I Die, Every One’s Lethal, and Repackaged Presents, plus two bonus stories.”
Do not read if you’re easily disturbed, don’t like foul language, or are triggered by scenes of violence.
Table of Contents
- Each Dawn I Die:
This is a story of consequences. It has your typical guy jerk who seems to have no conscious at all and then over time, gets what he deserves. It’s a fast paced read, and has perfect wording to imagine the horror inside your head. I have to admit I shuddered a few times reading some of the more descriptive paragraphs. I loved every minute of it.
- Wrong Side Tavern:
This story starts out with an unfortunate man who’s had a very long day. Once he stumbles into the wrong place though, it’s going to get much, much worse.
- Woodshop After Math
High school kids have a way of pinning one reputation on you, and Tyler’s unfortunate reputation is “Psycho.” A story of just how much love can make you insane for a person and how no matter what, you can still be on their side.
This story starts out with a very confused man searching for his wife. Things escalate over time until the big reveal about the man and a very screwed up ending.
-Mommy’s Big Boy
A mother is trying to keep her deadbeat boyfriend around and in turn ignoring her baby boy. It takes a hilarious turn in a Chucky sort of way after a night of “partying” for the mother. This story alone will make you not want to have any children.
There are a ton more stories, but those are some of my favorites.
Read and tell me which ones are yours!