I think I will stick with What’s The Short Story Morning Glory as a title for the time being. Also will be playing with the format of this feature.
As usual, this week’s short story is from Zombies Vs. Unicorns.
Short Story Title: Children of the Revolution
Author: Maureen Johnson
Nutshell Plot: On a whim, Sofie, a young college student follows her boyfriend to pick organic berries in England on a farm. The farm is less than promised, her boyfriend ditches her and she comes to work as a nanny in a sinister household. There are zombies.
My thoughts: I am pretty sure this story takes the cake for being the creepiest one so far. First off, there are stupid celebrities in sort of a scientology cult. And you know, I love cults. Second, there are children, and there’s nothing I find more scary in movies than evil children. KIDS are horrifying, especially when they eat your brains. This is why I have no maternal instincts. Because if a kid tries to eat my brains because it’s a zombie, I’d either run, or shoot it, not try and hug it and figure out what’s wrong with it. No sir. Anyways, the writing is snappy, funny, and Johnson does a great job of building a creepy atmosphere. The writing crescendos into OMFGWTFHOLYHELL material in a fitting manner. Also, I would love to see Johnson write a horror novel for YA, because she’s good ya’ll. Real good.
Disclosure: Received for review.