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Brief Horrible Moments 2
Brief Horrible Moments 2, a collection of two sentence horror stories. This sparked my curiosity. Can you really write a horror story in a mere two sentences? I needed to find out!
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About Brief Horrible Moments 2
Chill your bones with two hundred horror stories, two sentences at a time.
Do you have the courage to face the natural and supernatural scares that lay within these cursed pages? Pull up the blankets, close the blinds, take a deep breath and find out.
A series of brief, horrible moments await.
Thoughts on Brief Horrible Moments 2
I love short stories, because they don’t take much time. If you’ve ever played the “just one more chapter” game at one am, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. They are often a much more productive way to spend my time in the mornings and before bed than mindlessly scrolling through social media. So I was hoping that I found some good ones here.
The concept of these stories certainly captured my attention and my curiosity. I really needed to see if this author was talented enough to create amazing stories in just two sentences.
But I almost stopped reading it before I even started. There are trigger warnings for an insane amount of things:
- False imprisonment
- Mental Health Issues
- Sexual Violence
- Accidental Harm
- Mysterious Beings
- Uncanny Events
- Unexplained Bodily Phenomena
I’m personally not a fan of trigger warnings. Like if anything is going to stop me from reading a book, it’ll be that. Because I realize it is fiction, and in the horror category. I’m not expecting sunshine, rainbows, and puppies here. So I find them unnecessary. If I am triggered (and we all are by something) it promotes healing because I allow myself the space to experience those feelings and acknowledge that they’re there and exist.
“Noah pulled on his new outfit, finding the fit to be skin tight. The woman’s body had been a few sizes smaller than his, but he knew her skin would stretch out if he kept wearing it.”Marko Pandza, Brief Horrible Moments 2
I’m not a hundred percent on qualifying these two sentences as “stories” because it is a mere two sentences. They seem more like inspiration for full stories that are given out to students and telling them to write a story based on those two sentences.
Now if you have the patience to take the time to use your imagination and actually make up a story in your own head that is based on those two sentences, it could be great. But I still just don’t see a story here. Inspiration, certainly, but not a story. Writing prompts are not stories, they’re writing prompts, and that is my biggest problem here.
I just don’t think you can call writing prompts stories and try to pass them off like that. It is like calling a tv commercial a show.
Final Thoughts on Brief Horrible Moments 2
“Stacy wasn’t quite smiling ear to ear, but it sure felt like it. The stranger’s fingers were firmly hooked into either side of her mouth, stretching her face into an emotion she was far from feeling.”Marko Pandza, Brief Horrible Moments 2
I’ve read flash fiction before, and it takes a serious talent to do it. But these were not even that. It was mere suggestions for stories, leaving the reader to go down that road instead of the author doing it himself. If you want a book that is more of a serve-yourself-buffet, I guess it works. But I wasn’t really a fan.
I didn’t hate these short stories, but I certainly didn’t love them either. Many were just silly versus actual horror as well. I’ve read far worse, and I’ve read far better as well. If you want a good quality example of flash fiction, check out Beautiful, Complicated Family from Rosey Lee.
Luckily this was available on Kindle Unlimited, because if I had paid for it, I would want a refund. If a simple two sentence story is your thing, and you have the time and imagination to make up a complete story based on those two sentences, then this could definitely be the book for you.
Have you read Brief Horrible Moments 2 or any other writing from author Marko Pandza? Are you a fan of short stories? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
About the Author
Oh hello. I’m Marko. No, not Polo. I’m really good at building IKEA furniture and waiting exactly where the subway doors open.
I’m the author of Limbo (the story of Grim The Reaper) and Brief, Horrible Moments: A collection of one sentence horror stories.
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