Because it's that most wonderful time of the year, HALLOWEEN, it means it's time to kick back and watch some good old horror movies and read some horror stories. This short story Sam by Lisa McCourt Hollar mixes two of my favorite things neatly into one quick read: pet fish and zombies! From the description alone I knew I just had to, and am very pleased with this Five Star story!
Tommy is upset when his pet goldfish, Sam, dies, so he takes him to the psychic across the hall, who cast a spell to bring him back to life. Now Sam is a hungry little fish, a very hungry little fish, and that little box of Hartz goldfish food ain't gonna cut it.
It reads like a YA tale, and has just enough gore in it to keep it from getting out of the hands of a PG-13 audience. Lisa McCourt Hollar gives you a little tale where nothing is wasted. Short, sweet and brilliant. I loved it. Plus it has an awesome cover done by Rebecca Treadway, which actually lead me to find this cute little gem of a horror story.
Lurking for a short and sweet read for the Halloween Season? Here's where to get your copy of Sam.
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sam-lisa-mccourt-hollar/1100540522
The iTunes Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sam/id431512501?mt=11