Title: Hell in a Handbasket
Author: Lucien Soulban
In: Blood Lite (Kevin J. Anderson)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Comedy, Dark fantasy, Demons
Format: Short story
Publisher: Pocket Books
5th sentence, 74th page: He patted his stomach.
A baby is left at the gates of hell… and well, all hell breaks loose.
I laughed a LOT at this short story. And full on laughing out loud as well. Not just quite inside giggles or secret smiles to myself. I chortled loudly and very happily as I read this story. It was funny, cute and had that slightly sarcastic and witty humour that I tend to love.
There is also a dash of mystery in this short story. Primarily, who in the hell would leave a baby at the literal gates of hell? But as that mystery is uncovered… well, it gets even funnier and more entertaining. And the retaliation when they find out what’s going on was just amazingly poetic.
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