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Dryden Nightmares by Fluffy Sama, Laura Konrad, Kitty Sarkozy, Eugene Kelly III, and Katie Papilio
Release Day: April 28, 2016
The Dryden Experiment is expanding its Creative Commons revolution into new genre. Dryden Nightmares gives you nine treasures of the horror genre plus a bonus creepiness from Dryden founder Katie Papillio.
Welcome to the twisted minds of Kitty Sarkozy, Eugene Kelly, Laura Konrad, Katie Papilio, and Fluffy Sama. They are the things that go bump in the night.
Dryden Nightmares is a collection of stories from different authors. In the beginning of the book, there is a disclaimer stating the purpose of this book. It explains that this book is part of an experiment that allows other writers to read and add onto these stories or scenes and as long as they credit the original developer and put their items under the same license to allow others to add onto their story. You can read the full description when you get the book. I really like this concept. Some of the items in this book is a short story while others are just scenes. I think it allows readers and especially amateur writers to take a chance and try to add to the story in a creative way. This is a wonderful idea to help promote authors and allow them to publish ideas they might have that they cannot figure out how to turn into a story.
Since there are several different authors and subjects in this book, I cannot specially discuss plots. I will say that the theme of this book is horror and these authors did an amazing job writing in a way that the reader can feel the creepiness of the stories. There is one that stuck out in my head that was just a scene, but the eerie feeling was not lost in the short amount of time. It reminded me of an article I read about 2 sentence horror stories where it is pretty much the creepiest thing you have ever read, but it is only 2 sentences. It is really nice to see that authors can bring that feeling using minimal words.
Overall, this is a wonderful short story collection that I can see being used to create longer, more wonderful stories. I felt that I was inside these peoples head and felt the horror and fear from reading their thoughts and actions. I am still creeped out by some of the things I read, but in a good way. It is nice when such few words and short scenes can cause such an emotional reaction in a reader. I cannot wait to see what comes from these short stories.