Also Reading: Bedtime Stories for the Apocalypse

30 Oct

Zombies, Vampires, and all sundry undead creatures are perennial Halloween staples.  This year, of course, we might be seeing a whole lot of Lady Gagas and Iron Men, along with sparkly Edward Cullens and shirtless Jacobs, but everyone knows that post-apocalyptic scenarios are classic October 31.

Hence, as I finish up The Quest for Nobility, the Scattering is also reading Bedtime Stories for the Apocalypse (2009), a collection of short stories by Minnesotan horror/sci-fi writer Joel Arnold.  From Amazon:

Got your nightlight on?
– A man journeys with a pregnant stranger, while unseen aliens deal out punishment from above.
– A phone call in the middle of the night reminds someone of a chilling mission.
– A priest’s skin oozes a healing elixir.
– A self-absorbed husband monitors the end of his existence over the internet.
– A teenager digs through a deep crust of waste and bone to win his freedom.
– A school field trip reveals a disturbing method for protecting our children.

We’ll be into the happy holiday season all too soon, so for a few days this year, at least, let’s consider some of the myriad horrible possibilities of eschatology.  Cthulhu fhtagn, everyone, and Happy Halloween!

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2 Responses to “Also Reading: Bedtime Stories for the Apocalypse”

  1. Jonas October 30, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    Sounds like an extremely interesting and cute little book! Is it any good?

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