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Looking Backward in Darkness: Tales of Fantasy and Horror

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  5 ratings  ·  3 reviews
These nineteen intriguing fantasy and horror tales challenge the very heart and soul of the reader. From unhappy husbands and beleaguered wives, to those individuals living completely on their own, these hard-edged and gritty psychological gems present life--and death--on the edge. Whatever the outcome, there's always a price to be paid... Among the stories included are: ...more
Kindle Edition, 289 pages
Published July 29th 2013 by Wildside Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Rena Mason
Aug 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a story collection of life's real loves and loss. I was able to glean something from each piece that reminded me of a time in my own life. A lot of the works, I felt, were taken from experiences the author might have had, which lends to their true emotional grabs of something that's happened or passed. There was also a feeling of continuity throughout the book. Its vein abandonment, being left behind or forgotten. I also enjoyed the strong female perspectives throughout the book.
These stories are primarily about everyday miseries, like a cheating spouse, senile dementia, major illness. To this an overlay of the supernatural has been added. They are certainly competent and readable domestic dramas, but as weird fiction they are unenterprising and unremarkable.
Sheri White
Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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aka Les Simons, Kathryn Atwood, Anne Mayfield, Kathleen Maxwell, Kathryn Grant

Kathryn Anne Ptacek was born on 12 September 1952 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, but was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her B. A. in Journalism, with a minor in history, from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, where she was graduated with distinction in 1974. While attending the university, she was a