"Dead Baby Day," by Michael Penkas

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"Dead Baby Day," by Michael Penkas

Post by Kenwood on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:54 pm

Anyone wishing to add some thoughts about this particular story and/or author, feel free to do so here. Praise and criticism is encouraged equally, but please keep the latter on the constructive side.

BEWARE OF SPOILERS!

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Re: "Dead Baby Day," by Michael Penkas

Post by Paul Walters on Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:07 pm

This was a really fun story. I remember my older brothers doing stuff like this to me all the time, and in turn doing the same things to my little brother. Of course, what makes it great is the nagging little voice in the back of your mind: What if it's true?

Also, the title is just wonderful. When looking through the initial ToC, this is the one that first caught my eye, and I wanted to read it first when my issue came in. That's how you title a story!

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Re: "Dead Baby Day," by Michael Penkas

Post by Kenwood on Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:21 pm

It's funny, because I saw that title and wanted to reject it outright. Haha. We don't do that sort of thing of course, but I wanted to. Do you know how many stories we get where the twist is that the baby is killed or eaten or already dead? They're horrible!

Luckily this one was different. And very good. =)

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Re: "Dead Baby Day," by Michael Penkas

Post by Tall Tyrion on Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:51 pm

In the hands of a bad author, that title would have spelled trouble. Luckily for us, Mike Penkas wrote a creepy little chiller with it.

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Re: "Dead Baby Day," by Michael Penkas

Post by scottmitchell74 on Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:48 pm

Just finished this one last night at work in between sets of triceps and abs, so it has a weird little memory tied with it. Yep, this one was a good little spooky "what if" story. I remember as well being a gullible kid and believe anything my Dad, older cousins and such would try and scare me with. A great story doesn't have to touch a nerve from real life, but it's hard for a story to touch said nerve(s) and not be great.

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Re: "Dead Baby Day," by Michael Penkas

Post by Rabid on Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:43 am

This wound up a favorite from the issue. The title was eyebrow-raising, but it seemed highly unlikely ST would publish something prurient. A great little story as we head towards Halloween, too.

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