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Arithmophobia is a collection of short stories that leads you on a journey to consider the sometimes haunting, sometimes humorous impact of numbers. Whether it be the value we assign to our lot in life, a date on a calendar, or the numerical magic that mother-nature can offer, Arithmophobias nine stories examine the magic and mystery that begins at the intersection of life ...more
Kindle Edition, 144 pages
Published December 15th 2017 by Mystery and Horror, LLC
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Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read some of Ruschelles work previously online and in the latest Women In Horror Annual 2 so I was curious to see what sort of collection she would come up with. I had high expectations as she writes to a high standard and I am pleased to say this was reflected throughout her book.
Arithmophobia is a Greek word meaning the fear of numbers. Each story within this collection carries the importance of a particular number as a central theme; the numbers ranging from one to nine. These stories
Alyson Rhodes
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a quirky, unusual collection by Ruschelle Dillon, of nine horror short stories, with each story inspired by and written around the single digit numbers 1-9. As John A. Monaco writes in his Foreword Numbers bring mystery. Superstition. Fear.
It is an interesting concept; the title by the way means the fear of numbers- which many of the fictional protagonists in these 9 stories come to feel in various excruciating ways. Fear, horror, sci-fi, black humour, all blend together in Dillons nonet
Yvonne Davies
According to Google, Arithmophobia is the exaggerated, constant and often irrational fear of numbers.
Ruschelle plays on your fears with 9 short stories. Each short story featured the number 1-9. With a mixture of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and horror, some blended with humour, there is a short story to suit most readers.
Some of the stories I enjoyed were:
It Takes Two: Ahnna was rich and was never happy with her body. She knew that getting her breasts done would make her happy. So when her plastic
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm a sucker for a short story collection, but I'm also a harsh critic of them. What makes a good collection is the author's ability to write many stories that are each unique and with its own voice. Many times all the stories sound the same and I get bored by the third one.

Ruschelle Dillion has created an entertainingly creepy and eclectic collection of dark fantasy fiction in her book Arithmophobia.

First things first, Arithmophobia is the fear of numbers. Here is a link if you want to know
Pamela Scott
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it

(copy from @TCMPublicity and voluntarily reviewed, blog tour 10 November)

I really enjoyed the stories in this collection. People have been superstitious about numbers for generations. Some more so than others. I never have been. Arithmophobia is a clever collection of stories that focus on one of our oldest dreads. Every story was a pleasure to read. What makes the collection stand out is the fact the stories are all very different and cover multiple
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