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What do you get when you cross an indie author with quite a few books with short horrors? A genius by the name of Doug Rinaldi.
The first book that I had read, Purgatory Behind These Eyes, I had to giggle because I felt like I was reading Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. It felt like I was a kid again. Something I have not felt in a (very) long time. Only these short stories, were more . . . Adult. My favorite story in this book is definitely the Hourly Rates. This one is erotic/horror/comedy. You start the story with some erotica, then there is a scene from the neighbor’s(?) point of view, and then the comment she makes after. You just have to read it to know what I am talking about lol.
The other book that I had read of his was The Fear of Standing Objects. This one to me . . . Felt a little . . . Off. But that is okay, because that is how the stories are. Gets you to really think about the stories. I think my favorite story in this one would be Bequeathed. I say this because I can kind of relate to the story, but not in the dramatic scary way. It is a reminder of something in your childhood that your mind just automatically blocks because it was so traumatic.
If you like short stories, and you like horror, check out these gems by Doug Rinaldi. You can find him on the following sites: