A Barrel Full of Babies by Ash Ericmore
Terry has a barrel in the back of his truck. He regularly goes and gets a barrel, before stopping off and watching a film at the cinema, and going and seeing his old mum. He doesn’t know much about the barrel. His wife, Daisy, organises it.
He loves Daisy. And their kiddo, Gerald.
Then he has to deal with the barrel, and the contents.
But today is Gerald’s birthday. And they have company for dinner. Which is bad. Very bad.
Consider this a trigger warning … for dead baby jokes.
This starts as a deceiving slow burner, as we follow Terry through his day. But you know Ash nothing is ever what it seems, as he adds an air of mystery to this bizarre tale. I kinda liked Terry as a character you know aside from the whole baby butchery and Ash wasn't kidding about the warnings on this one. Dark comedy is part of this beastie, and the story itself became something so much more. Fire and brimstone, blood and gore all wrapped up in a tale with a very twisted ending.
Let the dead baby jokes begin!
It's time for Terry to pick up the barrel. He does this on a regular basis. His wife sets it up when it is ready, and he picks it up. He likes to catch a movie and visit his mom on these days. This day in particular is important since it is his son's birthday. Not only is it his son's birthday, but it also marks the day his son gets to make a very important decision. A devilish tale from the deliriously warped mind of Ash Ericmore. Dark, hilarious, and wicked. Another winner that will get you in the mood for telling dead baby jokes. Definitely check it out. 5 severed fingers out of 5
A real smash from Ash
I really loved this title. I read a title like this, I'm sold every time. A fun story that went in a direction I didn't expect. Great, short read