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A Mixed Bag of Blood - David Bernstein

A Mixed Bag of Blood - Kristopher Rufty, David Bernstein

A collection of short stories from David Bernstein. Here we go:

 


The Trojan Plushy -

 

Another revenge tale that combines the werewolf with witchcraft and the Trojan Horse. Has a Twilight Zone-kind of feel.

 

4 out of 5 stars

 

 

The Booglin -

 

You'll think twice the next time you have a booger stuck and it won't come out. Fun, silly story.

 

4 out of 5 stars

 

 

Eaten Un-Alive -

 

Life isn't easy when you're a vampire in a zombie apocalypse.

 

4 1/2 out of 5 stars

 


It's Nice Not To Have To Share -

 

Georgia shares everything with her sister Gerri, but some things she wants to keep to herself.

 

3 out of 5 stars

 


Invasion -

 

Aliens plan to overtake earth by imitating a cockroach and using the neighborhood adolescent psycho.

 

4 out of 5 stars

 

 

Samurai Zombie Killer -

 

A zombie contagion in the water supply of the local samurai warrior.

 

3 out of 5 stars

 

 

Small Town, Big Trouble -

 

The werewolf legend to help explain Sasquatch. I love it.

 

5 out of 5 stars

 

 

Bad Cutlery -

 

When good knives go bad. A fun possessed object story.

 

4 1/2 out of 5 stars

 


Potty Mouth -

 

This is one messed up story! I won't even try to explain it. It's simply something you'll have to experience for yourself. Kudos to Bernstein for probably the most far out there original tale I have ever read! You need professional help, sir!

 

5 out of 5 stars

 

 

STD -

 

If you weren't convinced to practice safe sex before, you will be by the time you finish this story.

 

5 out of 5 stars

 


All in all, a nice collection of macabre tales. There were only a couple that didn't do it for me. The rest were fun and there were even some that I have to question Bernstein's sanity or blood alcohol level. Good stuff.

 

 

Overall:

 

4 1/2 Bags of Blood out of 5

 


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