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Our best-loved authors and illustrators, alongside our newest and youngest, present to you —

short and scary
a whole lot of creepy stories and other chilling stuff

Inside you'll meet
Carole Wilkinson, Shaun Tan, James Roy,
Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton, James Moloney,
Sally Rippin, Lili Wilkinson, Susanne Gervay,
Michael Panckridge, Sally Odgers, Meredith Costain,
Barry Jonsberg, J
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Paperback, 233 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Black Dog Books
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Miffy
Sep 22, 2010 Miffy rated it liked it
This is an eclectic anthology. Some of the choices are interesting, they are certainly diverse, and some are excellent. It is hard to maintain that level of excellence across the whole collection, and of, course, some just didn't grab me in a way that other readers may find the stories do. That one of the difficulties, and joys, of putting together an anthology. I recommend it to you. There is certainly something in it for all fans of Spec Fic.
H.J. Harper
Jul 22, 2010 H.J. Harper added it
Shelves: i-wrote
My first published story is in this - What Is Mine. Yay!
Shirley Marr
Sep 28, 2010 Shirley Marr rated it liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Introducing the anthology "Short and Scary", published by black dog books, which promises “a whole lot of creepy stories and other chilling stuff”. Along with my story (entitled “Destiny Meets Girl”) you’ll find contributions by Carole Wilkinson, Shuan Tan, James Roy, Andy Griffiths, Lili Wilkinson, as well as heaps of surprising gems by new and young writers.

The standout story for me would be “Trees” by George Ivanoff, a startling tale steeped in folklore and revenge, which manages to be both o
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Zoe
Jun 04, 2012 Zoe rated it really liked it
My first published work in this. Urrggghhh. But everything else is excellent!
Sheryl Gwyther
Jul 02, 2011 Sheryl Gwyther rated it really liked it
Of course, I'm a little biased, but there are good stories stories in this neat, squat book for children, some sort of scary, some a bit tame.
Re the bias, my story, 'Corn Dolly Dead' is in there too - I think it might come under the list of creepier ones. It even scared me a bit writing it. :)
Jeanne Shu
Oct 04, 2011 Jeanne Shu rated it it was amazing
Haunting... creeps behind your memories forever...

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Is not that scary..... but very interesting!
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