Horror thrives on accidents.
In fact, I’d go so far as to say that accidents and happenstance are the foundation for horror; and I love it. There’s a reason the ‘unsuspecting family moves into a haunted house’ trope is so prevalent. The only thing better than watching someone face the consequences of playing with things they know they shouldn’t, is watching an innocent person stumble headfirst into terror through no real fault of their own.
And we’ll all just pretend that didn’t sound serial-killer-ey and move on.
Volume 24 of Short Horror Stories brings you three stories of accidents thrusting people into situations that no one would want to be in. The first of Ron Ripley’s double feature, When the Sun Shines, shows man’s desperation upon waking from a coma to hear of his family’s demise. His rash reaction could cost him more than he ever imagined. Then, in Riding the Bus, the simple mistake of getting on the wrong bus ends in a fight for survival.
Bronson Carey completes the volume with Lost his Senses, where, hospitalized after a ghastly accident, a man must question just how much he can still trust his senses.
A single accident can change our lives and, sometimes, it can end them as well.
Other volumes in the series:
See you in the shadows,