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Cauldron Gristle

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  4 reviews
From the author of "The Missing Boatman" and "The Bear That Fell From The Stars," comes a novella of short horror fiction. Four tales best read at night, during a storm, and all alone in the house.

Eat––A hotdog eating contest where the ultimate prize is life.

Expansion––An alien invasion the way it will really happen.

Ye Old Fishing Hole–– In a remote wilderness, a father a
Nook, 113 pages
Published June 10th 2011 by Keith C. Blackmore, via Smashwords (first published June 9th 2011)
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Alexis Winning
If you are a Stephen King fan, you will definitely enjoy Cauldron Gristle. The book consists of 4 short stories that brought me back to my childhood; listening to Stephen King books on tape during the long drive out to BC. Keith Blackmore captures the spirit of approachable horror in an entertaining and creative way.

The is an air of whimsy in many of the horror stories, and although I usually stick to zombies, it was nice to take a short break and expand my horror horizons. The reason I stick t
Four multi-faceted short stories

I have been enjoying Keith Blackmore's other books and was glad I ran across this collection of short stories. A good short story, I believe, is harder to write than a novel. Blackmore, in my opinion, does a great job on both. There aren't too many short stories I will read because I am usually disappointed. It's darn hard to stuff beginning, middle and a good ending into a small amount of words. Blackmore comes through, especially with knock-em-dead endings.

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Glinda Harrison
This is a very enjoyable collection of four horror tales that will probably scare your pants off! They certainly did mine! Blackmore knows how to craft a well-written tale and his work showcases some of the best uses of the closing lines of a story that I have ever seen.

And if you are a fan of Blackmore’s Mountain Man series, you won’t want to miss the zombie story staring Gus, the MM series’ lead character. That story alone was worth purchasing the book for.

These stories are definitely NOT for
Four short stories. Very good.
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