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When The Sun Sets: A Short Story

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What would you do if the sun set... Forever?

Lexi finds herself a prisoner in her own home after the sun sets and refuses to rise again. At first, it was an inconvenience; now it's downright dangerous. In the four weeks since the darkness descended, humanity has all but given up. Violent crime has become part of everyday life and everyone is a potential killer. No-one can
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Kindle Edition, 50 pages
Published July 13th 2018 by Lou Yardley
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Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: apocalyptic
"When the Sun Sets" by Lou Yardley is a short story which implements all the required elements of a successful horror thread. The beginning is so intriguing, you don't understand very well what's happening, and this is done on purpose. You can feel the anguish and exhaustion of the character from the very first word.

The kind of tachycardia you feel when you suddenly hear a noise, and you even stop breathing to make sure it wasn't you, exactly that kind of panic is what Yardley uses to keep you a
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Gabriella
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Dark but believable and scary. A great short story that really highlights the good and the dark of the human condition. Crazy but brilliant. A very worthwhile read.
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My review was first posted on Northern Plunder, you can read more of my reviews there too.

When the Sun Sets is a short horror story by Lou Yardley. Earlier this year I was lucky enough to win a copy from her and read it pretty much straight away.

I’ve held off reviewing it properly until now as I knew it’d be a great post for a spooky blogtober.

I’m going to do my best to not include any spoilers, especially with it being a short story.

You know when it’s dark and you start imagining noises and thi
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Planted on this planet by a rogue team of aliens, Lou Yardley has largely been left to her own devices. This has resulted in a coffee addiction, an obsession with hats, and an ever-growing collection of horror stories. These tales are steeped in gore as much as possible, as Lou loves when things get messy. We really don’t want to think about what her home planet is like. We suspect it’s very stick ...more

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