Chasing Sunset by A.C. Wise

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Title: Chasing Sunset
Author: A.C. Wise
In: The Monstrous (Ellen Datlow)
Rating Out of 5: 3 (On the fence about this one)
My Bookshelves: Horror
Dates read: 24th May 2020
Pace: Medium
Format: Short story
Publisher: Tachyon
Year: 2015
5th sentence, 74th page: “…where he makes us go when we’re bad.”

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He doesn’t want to be like his father. So he runs. And runs. And runs. But is he running from the horrors, or into a trap?


Running from the past is a pretty common theme in stories. But when that past involves your father and the idea that you too, will turn into a monster? That is a pretty creepy story line.

Whilst reading this short story, I did get kind of pulled in. And swept away. But it was not the kind of story that I was completely obsessed with. Not the sort of story that I strongly remember after I turn that final page.

I did like the ending though. Taking place on a cliffside and ending the thing that has tortured you. There is a sense of completion that is not always around in the short stories that fill The Monstrous collection.

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