OK, it’s official, I’m too busy to read full-length books right now. Today marks the two week mark until we move house and we are swamped. You’d think that you wouldn’t have much room for stuff in a tiny one-bedroom London flat but we have somehow managed to pack it to the rafters.
There are boxes everywhere. Some full, some half-full, some totally empty waiting to be filled and all of them ready to have their bottoms fall out as soon as we pick them up. Everything needs labelling or it gets lost. Even if boxes are labelled there is still a 50% chance that something inside it will magically disappear.
Don’t even get me started on the fragile stuff, although it does provide the best excuse to buy bubble wrap. Is there any better post-moving entertainment?
The point is, I have had approximately 0 minutes to read in the last few days so a full-length novel is completely off the table. So, I’ve started hoarding short stories so that I can get my weekly dose of literature and hey, if it shakes up the reviews a bit, lovely!
“Dark Magic, a seance, and a hex.
The dead are better left alone. When I’m asked by my mother to attend a seance to contact my dead father, I’m apprehensive. Against my better judgement I tag along. Only to find out the spiritual advisor is a con-artist. I call her a phony to her face and she puts a hex on me.
On Halloween day, I awaken in the wrong body. The day gets worse from there. Only when my sister shows up as a werewolf do I realize I may have made a big mistake.
Forced to team up with my mother and sister, my journey to reclaim my body leads down a dark and twisted path. Is risking my life steeper than the price I’m willing to pay?”
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So far, these Halloween shorts are really entertaining and I’m looking forward to another one. I’m beginning to think I should make an effort to read holiday-themed urban fantasy stories when they release. Even Christmas and Valentines-themed stories which never seemed like my think. Who knows, maybe this is the start of a new tradition for every holiday?
I know Halloween is over but being as nobody really got to celebrate it properly this year, what’s a little more indulgence? Check out my review for Magical Mishaps on Friday!
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