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Poisoned Candy: Bite-sized Horror for Halloween

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From the Authors of Devil's Night and the publishers of The Little Book of Harm, comes Poisoned Candy, a collection of 100 Halloween short stories.

Discover the disgusting, depraved, and downright diabolical things people get up to on Halloween.

Within Poisoned Candy you will find a world where the only thing scarier than the monster under your bed, is the person tucking you in. Where pumpkins bite back, and the stench of death is cut with bubblegum and candy corn.

Come door to door and enjoy a deadly, delectable offering of short fiction with a vile sense of humour.

And for reasons that should be BLATANTLY OBVIOUS, this book is very much NOT FOR CHILDREN.

Other titles available in the series:

😈 Devil’s Night: Bite-Sized Horror for Halloween

🐰 Rancid Eggs: Bite-sized Horror for Easter

🎄 Bloody Stockings: Bite-sized Horror for Christmas

💀 The Little Book of Harm Bad Advice for Harmful Living

119 pages, Kindle Edition

Published October 25, 2018

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Pippa Bailey

15 books13 followers
Pippa Bailey lives north of the wall in the Scottish Highlands.
Principally a horror writer with Pugnacious Press Publishing, and YouTube personality and independent reviewer at Deadflicks with her husband, Myk Pilgrim.

Foul-mouthed horror author, voice actor, reviewer & all-round good person. Likes tea & too much gin.

Pippa’s work has appeared alongside Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, Joe R Lansdale, and the marvelous Myk Pilgrim in Dark Faces Evil Place 2.

Her stories have been published in 13 Wicked Tales; a Wicked Library Anthology, featured on the Wicked Library podcast, Frisson Comics, Sirens Call Magazine, & Holiday-themed horror collections with Myk Pilgrim; Poisoned Candy: Bite-sized Horror for Halloween, Bloody Stockings: Bite-sized Horror for Christmas, Rancid Eggs: Bite-sized Horror for Easter, & Devil's Night: Bite-sized Horror for Halloween.

You can spot her drinking too much tea, making terrible puns, and bothering the local wildlife.

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Author 7 books41 followers
May 19, 2020
Funny. Gory. Twisted. And creepy.

Writing 100 word stories is no easy task - especially if you set yourself the task to write a hundred of them, all under the banner of Halloween. And Myk Pilgrim and Pippa Bailey pull it off with great aplomb. Their personalities shine through in their storytelling which is one of the elements that make these tales so enjoyable. Each tale ends with either a twist or a punchline or sometimes even a poignant idea for the reader to ponder.

The interesting thing while reading this book was that, much like when I’m eating sweets/candy, I found myself saying: “just one more; oh go on then this is the last one; nope, I mean it this time. Last one...” It was addictive.

Whether you already read bite-sized/ 100-word horror or whether you want to try it for the first time, I highly recommend giving Poisoned Candy a go. It doesn’t disappoint. I’ll definitely be adding their other books, Rancid Eggs, Devil’s Night and Bloody Stockings, to my reading pile. Can’t wait to see what their next projects bring.
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371 reviews26 followers
October 31, 2018
Horror Drabbles. I love horror drabbles. And this book is filled with them, Drabbles and bonus horror shorts that will shock that look right off your face. Some of these evoke wicked giggles, others evoke horrified gasps. I was eating when I read this collection. I don’t recommend it. The second story shocked the food in my mouth into a rapid exit. Fortunately, the food already in my stomach remained there.

I read this book in one evening. I could not put it down. The stories are wonderfully creative, darkly humorous, shocking, horrifying, and wholly entertaining. The extra content is funny and grotesque by turns. This collection is full of surprises. Even the author’s notes and acknowledgements after the stories are entertaining.

I am sad that this is a kindle only book, for it is completely shelf worthy.
Creative. Shocking. Entertaining. Highly recommended.

Word of warning, remove the furby or shelby from the house before you begin. Don’t hide it, remove it. You’ll thank me later.
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Author 21 books167 followers
December 15, 2019
This was a fun little collection of micro-fiction that I would rate 3.5/5. I think the collection is a combination of several things. Some micro-fictions pack a brilliant punch, which is amazing since they're a couple of lines long. Often times it's worth giving two or three reads just to see all the nuances that are in the stories. Some of the poisoned candy bits are poems, which were a lot of fun and added a different kind of spice to the collection.

As a reading experience, I think this is a fun bit of horror fun. But where I see the value in this collection is in how some of the titles within could actually serve as brilliant prompts in a horror-writing class. That comment is meant to convey two things: 1. Sometimes I wanted that idea, that concept to be developed and fully fleshed out and the bite sized horror left me wanting the king sized candy bar version. 2. The ideas/concepts are wickedly inspiring and I think in a classroom setting, it could lead to the development of future horror writers. It's an odd assessment but one I'm sticking to, because there's enough information to give you an idea and enough room to run with it and shape your style.

Another wonderful surprise were the ads in the collection. These were are laugh out loud funny and man would I love to see a double (or triple feature) of fully fleshed stories with the ads in film form. Time and time again, I found myself in the groove of reading bite sized horrors but almost squealing from excitement to see what messed up gag-ad Myk and Pippa came up with.

In short, it might not be your cup of formaldehyde, but this is a lot of fun. Sometimes there are absolutely brilliant gems, sometimes you'll see micro-stories that are setup and developed like wicked stand-up joke, some poems are interlaced in the mix, the crazy ads are brilliant, and some of the bits feel like the perfect prompts for a horror class, and I can't stress that enough as a highlight of this collection. For readers, I think this can be fun. For future writers, I think it can be life altering.
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Author 9 books15 followers
December 2, 2018
Awesome fun

This collection is awesome! I love these bite-sized stories and each one had it’s own flavour. More than a few gave me a giggle, one had me squirming as it played out. While another was just brutal and ‘why! Why would you write this!??’
Absolutely worth a read!
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Author 8 books47 followers
August 18, 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed these fun-sized bites of horror. Even when restricted to one hundred words a piece there is not a single dud. Keep an eye out (ouch!) for the amusing adverts for horrific products I hope are strictly fictional.
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153 reviews7 followers
March 7, 2021
Poisoned Candy
By Pippa Bailey and Myk Pilgrim

I never thought I could enjoy drabbles as much as I have until being introduced to the twisted and raucous minds of Pippa Bailey and Myk Pilgrim. These bite-sized horror books go so fast because of the multiple shorts. These two authors hold nothing back in vulgarity and always get their devious points across in 100 words or less.

I read this in its entirety while sitting at a doctor’s office waiting to be seen. It really reads that fast and keeps you wanting more! My favs were “Glory Hole,” “Free Porn,” “Witches” and “It Waits.” Check out this gloriously disgusting humor from two of horror’s best at drabbles!
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