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Fifteen bite-sized stories, offering a sampler platter of fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal horror. Within these pages, you’ll find flower fairies, alien brothels, were-bears, and sentient houses. Step inside a museum where all the displays are haunted, follow a siren into the underworld as she searches for Persephone, and discover the doors that lie, literally, beh ...more
Kindle Edition, 141 pages
Published August 9th 2016 by World Weaver Press
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Ronald Keeler
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This book is a Library Thing Early Reviewer program edition I received in return for a review. It is a collection of short stories. What follows is my impression of each of the stories. The title for the collection is apt. The collection offers readers a chance to speculate. Many readers, many different interpretations. There is an interesting short biography at the end of each story that offers the reader more writings by their favorite authors.

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Cheryl Montgomery-Nolan
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book of 15 short stories! They were diverse and included flower faeries, werebears, cats, butterflies, haunted objects, taxidermy and re-animation.
Carla Girtman
Sep 25, 2016 rated it liked it
World Weaver Press gave me a wonderful opportunity (free in exchange for an honest review) to review a delightful book entitled Speculative Story Bites, an anthology of fifteen short stories. These stories had every type of character the speculative fan could want: magic, fairies, vengeful trees, androids, and talking cats. While vulgar language in some of the stories was a bit overdone for my taste, it did fit in with the character’s vocabulary and temperament.

One of my favorite stories was “A
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Sarah Jackson
Sep 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Three and a half stars
A mix of short stories of varying lengths focusing on Horror and Sci-Fi with a little YA for good measure.. Like most collections of short stories, this compendium is a bit of a mixed bag. Some are really well written and captivating, and others are so-so. I particularly liked "The Museum of Haunted Objects" by Megan Neumann. Overall the collections offers a set of easy-to-read short stories.
Jeff Siperly
Jul 28, 2016 rated it liked it
I didn't get: "This Old House" "The Legacy of the Butterfly King" "John Knocking" "A Persistence of Ghosts" "Granny Grizz"

I just didn't like it, wasn't what I usually read: "The Business of Thorns" "Three Grams" "The Museum of Haunted Objects"

Really, really liked: "The Gift of Death" "All the Pieces of my Heart"

My favorite of all the stories: "Ligeia" but then again I'm big fan of mythology

It was okay, interesting at least: "Hummer" "The Wild Corner" "First Cat" "Bittersweet"
Pam
Nov 24, 2016 marked it as to-read
I received this book free from the Imaginarium convention in Louisville, Kentucky.
Nathalie
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
I couldn't read it all cuz it kinda turn me off with some swearing words
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Sarena Ulibarri attended the Clarion Workshop in 2014 and earned an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She's Editor-in-Chief of World Weaver Press.