I’m having a few repeat authors showing up here but Anthony at Books, Movies Poetry was super awesome after he saw my post about his short stories that he sent me his entire A Zombie Holiday Trilogy. Before we get into it, a huge gigantic thank you to him for doing that because I appreciate it a lot 🙂
If you happened to have missed my review of a whole bunch of Anthony’s short stories a little while back, its right HERE!
Actually, one of the short stories, A Zombie New Year was published yesterday. To get more details, head over to Anthony’s blog HERE!
A Zombie Holiday Trilogy
by Anthony Renfro
A Zombie Holiday Trilogy includes 3 stories (I’m sure you figured that part out):
- A Zombie Christmas
- A Zombie Thanksgiving
- A Zombie New Year
Each story is focused around that holiday during the zombie apocalypse in whichever town and city it is set. The characters are different and they all have their own little mission, regardless if its the protagonist’s desire to give gifts to the survivors or find a turkey for Thanksgiving or reunite as planned on New Year’s. Among a completely unexpected and pretty bad circumstance, the protagonist look for that shred of hope to forget whats going on outside. Its that hope that there’s something more to look forward to.
I read A Zombie Christmas earlier with his short stories collection, A Long Journey Off A Short Pier and it was the first time that I realized what these stories were about. It definitely left me a different and good impression. A Zombie Thanksgiving also gives a nice direction to the story. It shows the growth in the writing to a more detailed story and having more characters involved and adding some concrete relationships. However, A Zombie New Year differs a little because it combines two aspects of horror with zombies and the haunted. I sure hope thats not considered a spoiler. Its two parallel stories because the readers follow the two leads in separate places struggling to survive and to meet up with each other.
I won’t say any more because short stories are exactly that and shouldn’t be gone more in depth to keep your reading experience full of surprises. I think this trilogy has something different going for it and its worth a read. Its different what you’d typically expect in this genre (although I only tiptoeing my way into this zombie/horror literature world).
Give it a go and maybe you’ll find something that will give you the pleasant surprises I had with these ones as well 🙂
Also, Anthony is doing a Goodreads giveaway with the publishing of the last short story so head on over to the link up there to get the details.