Tag: E.J. Bennett

Short Story Sunday: Dear Aylissa

Today I am sharing my review of the short story Dear Aylissa by E.J. Bennett.

Author: E.J. Bennett
Published: October 14, 2017
5000 words on Kindle

Reviewed By: Jessica
Date Read: October 19, 2017
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars

Short Story Description from Amazon:

Hazel dedicates her life to helping children. A social worker who see’s difficult children everyday. When she unexpectedly ends up with a young girl in her care, Hazel deep down thinks something is wrong.

It isn’t long before she learns the truth. Hazel sets out on a mission. But can she complete her goal or will unforeseen circumstances stand in her way?

Jessica’s Review:

E.J. Bennett is back with another short story for us this Halloween!  Last year it was Find Me and this year it is Dear Aylissa.  She also released another short story House of Horror in February this year.  Dear Aylissa is a short story at just over 5000 words and it delivers!  You have to have talent to be able to write a short story that keeps the reader on their toes and has a beginning, middle, and conclusion.  E.J. Bennett accomplished that!  I was pulled in from the beginning and read it during my lunch break.  Her descriptions are spot on and I could picture everything as I was reading Dear Aylissa!

Dear Aylissa is a well written short story and I didn’t know what direction it was going. It is a good scary Halloween story.  Even with the story being as short as it was, I liked and identified with Hazel: She has a difficult job, is 30 and still single; I did not meet my husband until I was 30.

Since it is such a short story, I won’t say much as I don’t want to give anything away. If you like scary short stories then give this one a try!

Dear Aylissa is recommended.

I received a copy from the author for a review.  Thank you E.J.!

Purchase Links:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Dear-Aylissa-J-Bennett-ebook/dp/B076GSLZ69/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508495251&sr=8-1&keywords=Dear+Aylissa

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dear-Aylissa-J-Bennett-ebook/dp/B076GSLZ69/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508495993&sr=8-1&keywords=Dear+Aylissa

House of Horror

Author: E.J. Bennett
28 pages in Kindle

Published: 2/16/2017
Date Read: 2/19/2017

My Rating: 4 stars

Short Story Summary from Amazon:

When Mathew Hansen first heard the disembodied voice of a woman through the wall of his new London flat, he thought he imagined it. Mind playing tricks, in a flat that settled and creaked like an old woman. Or maybe too much booze fuelling his nightmares.

The voice couldn’t be real; just the wind, moving around the old Victorian house.

Besides, his bangable neighbour Amanda couldn’t hear the strange chanting sounds. She was just messing with him when she said she did. A little payback for sleeping with her and never calling her back.

It must be his imagination.


My Review:

Matthew is a player as he brings home a different woman nightly and throws them out as soon as he is done with them. He begins hearing things in his flat and it progressively gets worse. He goes to his next door neighbor Amanda for help who also happens to be a previous conquest of his. I won’t say much more than this as it is a short story and don’t want to give too much away.

I did not know what direction E.J. Bennett was going to go with House of Horror. I did enjoy it as with the horror in the story there is also a lesson to it.

I look forward to reading more by E.J. Bennett.

**I received an arc copy from the author.


Horror Short Stories for Halloween!


Do you enjoy reading horror, especially at Halloween? Do you like to read short stories? Today I am talking about two horror short stories! They are 32 and 33 pages long, so they are quick to read. I enjoyed them both and they both received 5 star reviews from me. E.J. Bennett and Ginny Clyde are the authors and are currently having a release party going on Facebook, and it ends today. You can check out their release party HERE.

Which will these stories be? Tricks or treats? You will have to read them to see!

For now, let’s say they are treats and enjoy my reviews. Then do yourself a favor and get these stories from Amazon! They are worth the small cost.



Find Me
E.J. Bennett
33 Pages in Kindle

Published: October 28, 2016
Date Read: September 29, 2016

My Rating: 5 stars

Short Story Summary from Amazon:

With no one to believe her, Mia finds herself thrust from college and into her deceased Grandmother’s decrepit home. Returning to the place she swore she’d never return, her haunting childhood comes back with a vengeance. Forced to stay in the deadly house, will she uncover the house’s haunting past before it’s too late? What bone chilling secrets does the house hide?

My Review:

Find Me is a short story (33 pages) that pulls you in from the beginning and you don’t want to put it down! It took me just over an hour to read it. This story is available today and comes out at the perfect time since Halloween is just a few days away! The house is truly creepy and I didn’t know what was going to happen. There is a conclusion to Find Me, but I wanted more! Whether extending it or more of Mia’s back-story.

It is recommended. If you like ghost stories, or something to spook you that is not long, definitely check it out.

I received a copy from E.J. Bennett in exchange for a review. Thank you E.J!


Astray: When Adventure Leads to Horror
Author: Ginny Clyde
32 Pages in Kindle

Published: October 26, 2016
Date Read: October 24, 2016

My Rating: 5 Stars




Short Story Summary from Amazon:

When a travel adventure turns into a horrific misadventure…

Kevin and his three friends decided to go to Scotland for a summer adventure. The highlight of the trip is to follow the trail to the top of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain peak in the British Isles. They are warned against going astray, to not wander off the marked path in the tourist maps but the spirit of adventure lures them towards something sinister.

Find out what happens to them in this chilling horror story…

My Review:

I loved this short story! Four young men decide to go to Scotland and during their vacation they decide to hike up Ben Nevis. They are warned to stay on the trail. Of course they don’t. This is the story of what happened…. I can’t really say much without spoilers. I’ll just say when I was done I had to look and see if the “something sinister” was real or if Ginny Clyde created it.

Astray is highly recommended. I did not want to put it down; I wanted to know what was going to happen!

I received a copy from Ginny Clyde in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Ginny!


Whatever you may do this Halloween weekend have fun, be safe, and don’t eat too much candy!! This weekend the hubby, my sister-in-law, niece, and I are all going to Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta!! I will be on the lookout for zombies and Negan! And hopefully get my goodbye from Abraham…..