by Cynthia Chow
Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win an EBOOK copy of Day of the Dark, and a link to purchase it from Amazon. This seemed perfect for your Halloween reading as some of these stories are a bit on the scary side!
Even with the media blitzes, special glasses, and astronomer’s preparations, there’s no denying that the sun going completely dark during a solar eclipse could be terrifying. It shouldn’t be surprising that throughout the centuries, every culture has had a different myth or legend for a seemingly inexplicable event. In preparation for the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, Kaye George gathered a diverse collection of short stories all surrounding this extraordinary event.
The anthology starts off with Carol L. Wright’s “Dark Side of the Light,” in which a woman’s fear that her husband is cheating would have been a far better discovery than the truth. A similar tale of domestic drama appears in “Picture Perfect,” with LD Masterson’s photography club capturing far more than just the eclipse. The married couple in Kaye George’s “The Darkest Hour” had hoped to cash in on the tourists flooding the town to view the eclipse, but instead only gain jealousy and tragedy. The eclipse being a magnet for greed and crime occurs again in Debra H. Goldstein’s “A Golden Eclipse,” while other’s tales veer more into horror, as with John Clark’s “Relatively Annoying.”
Leslie Wheeler follows a variety of characters as they view the eclipse in “Chasing the Moon,” each finding some sense of resolution as the moon passes in front of the sun. A pregnant woman confronts some of the most frightening myths used to explain crimes in Margaret S. Hamilton’s “Baby Killer,” while another mother goes to desperate lengths to share the eclipse with her daughter in Kristin Kisska’s “To the Moon and Back.”
These are but a few of the enthralling and entirely unique stories revolving such a rare event. Whether you were able to see the total solar eclipse or not, you will enjoy these eerie, suspenseful, and often ominous tales all occurring when day turns to night and the skies become dark.
To enter to win an EBOOK copy of Day of the Dark, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “dark day,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen October 14, 2017. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.
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So far I’ve read two of these dark and chilling tales. Great collection! And Cynthia Chow is a talented and generous reviewer.
Sounds like a great read for Halloween. Thanks for the chance.
We have a winner!