Poisoning the Well by Todd Love
As a Drabbler and dabbler of short fiction myself, these short shorts immediately appealed to me. Not too many people are doing them, and even less are doing them well, so thank Gork for Todd Love. His stories are around a thousand words, but for the amount of content he jams in there, you would think there was a lot more (not that he doesn't leave you screaming for more, because he CERTAINLY does - The BASTARD!), and the end result is that you get 13 well rounded stories for the price of one!
Poisoning the Well begins with a short, shocking tale of Trevor Wolf defying authorities and braving a life-threatening storm to get home to his wife, only to receive a startling homecoming the reader shouldn't see coming. With this auspicious start, Todd Love invites us on a journey through thirteen brief tales that will leave you wishing he'd given you more. Spiders deposit clutches of eggs in horrible places. Irish myths and legends are examined. The reader will experience equal parts nostalgia, amusement, and horror as Halloween of 1988 is brought to life in a way any child of the 80s will appreciate. And that is only a small sample of the stories you'll have to look forward to. You will be satisfied. You will be entertained.