Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Dark Whiskey (Short Story) by Emma Meade.
About the book: Jesse senses something off about the nightclub. She wants to leave, but her best friend, Tasha, is determined to have a night to remember. There’s no way Tasha’s turning down an invite to the VIP section.
Against Jesse’s better judgement, she follows Tasha up the ivory staircase to the mysterious room above. The whiskey and champagne are flowing, and pretty soon the blood will be too.
(A Short Horror Story, approx 7,100 words)
My review: I have to admit, this is a fun story. It reminded me of the old Tales From the Crypt comics, which is always a win for me.
Before I go on, I think it’s fair to say there isn’t a lot I can say that won’t give away any of the story.
With that in mind, I enjoyed some of the tweaks to the mythos the author used while keeping the story and characters consistent. The only negative is I want more. I want to know what happens next. Aside from that, it was an awesome story.