Editorial Review: Pray Lied Eve 2: Further Tales of the Untoward

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Title: Pray Lied Eve 2: Further Tales of the Untoward

Author:  Lydia Peever

Genre: Horror – Short Stories

This collection of six unrelated short stories spans a few subgenres of horror from the psychopathic to the fantastical. Death, however, circulates as a recurrent theme with tales hitting on different aspects or relationships to deaths both tragic and unnatural.  Fittingly, Halloween is central to several tales which update existent folklore to create single-sitting reads of dark urban fantasy.

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Avoiding Excess Repetition in Your Writing

 

by Doug Lewars

 

“We can’t have far to go,” he said.

“It might be farther then you think,” she said. “After all, we did have to detour.”

“True, but we’ve come a long way, detour or no detour,” he said, “And I’m pretty certain that it’s just beyond the next hill.”

“Well,” she said with a shrug, “There’s only one way to find out.”

Four sentences of dialogue that might appear in a story. Four sentences and every one of them contains the verb ‘said’. Yuck.

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