by Lillian Csernica on January 9, 2014
I review horror and dark fiction for Tangent Online. Tangent’s annual Recommended Reading List just came out. Due to an unfortunate matter of timing, one recommendation I really wanted to make did not get included on the list. I can’t let this story or this writer go unrecognized, so here’s my Addendum to the Recommended Reading List:
“Darker” by Zena Shapter in Midnight Echo #10, November 2013. H* (LC)
For those of you unfamiliar with Tangent’s coding system, let me explain what this means. H is the category, Horror. The asterisk is the equivalent of a One Star rating. I have a reputation as a demanding reviewer. That’s perfectly true. In all the time I’ve been reviewing for Tangent, I have given out less than five stars total. I want to read good stories. When I come across one that fills me with the kind of excitement and suspense and pure pleasure that made me want to become a writer, I want people to know about that story.