Collected for the first time since their initial publications, Darkness with a Chance of Whimsy presents ten tales from the imagination of R.J. Sullivan. Thrills and chills await you, but you may also get blindsided by the absurd. This volume includes a pair of stories featuring Rebecca Burton, the mysterious investigator of R.J.'s acclaimed paranormal thriller series. Among the ten stories, you'll find:
"The Assurance Salesman" shows five strangers more about themselves than they ever guessed.
You don't want to venture into Daddy's basement in "Fade."
Rebecca Burton tries to talk someone out of a bad idea in "Backstage Pass."
A bullied police detective finally defeats his rival in "Able-Bodied."
A desperate father finds the "Inner Strength" to save his young daughter, "Becky" Burton.
A child seeds his aquarium with a most unusual "Starter Kit."
A brilliant robotics engineer creates a "Robot Vampire."
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Short stories and collections are like a cornucopia of snacks for me. And I binged with these. There are ten stories in this collection. Some are flash fiction, super short. And then there are some longer ones. All of them made me ‘think.’ Since they are short stories, I can’t really say much without spoilers. Instead I’ll give you some snippets from my head. If you were offered the chance to see inside your loved ones head and find out how they see you, if they really love you, would you? Should you? Never, ever put on strange head gear. Especially if your father invents psychic gizmos. Good cop, better cop? Split the difference? This was such a strange, twisted tale and my favorite in the collection. How an infant’s memory can get so twisted out of whack. I had to laugh at the ending. Two young lovers and a second chance angel. A computer that makes you smart? I’ll take one, please. Sometimes it’s better not to keep a secret. It’s true. The past should stay in the past. Just how big is the universe and what cause the Big Bang? The last story and my second favorite. What you get when you cross a vampire with a….. All of these were great. All of them made me think. While they’re short in words, those words were strongly written. You’ll zip through this collection in no time and reach the end feeling a bit out there. Take a step into the outof.