This is a gut wrenching tale. It contains scenes of shitty things happening to decent people that will play out like a train wreck in slow motion, leaving your heart in your throat and a knot in your stomach.
5/5 Disturbing Baby Things
Today is the day.
The day that everything is about to change for Carly Richardson.
Except her babysitter already let her down and she’s about to run late for her job interview. It’s probably the worst idea in the history of bad ideas, but she’s all out of options.
She’ll have to leave Danny with her mother.
If you’re a parent, you’ve probably done something like Carly Richardson. An unexpected, but extremely important meeting pops up, and your babysitter fucks off at the last possible minute – what do you do? I took my spawn to my elderly grandma’s house. (Not the worst idea in the world, but she was in her 70’s with a bad knee.) Thankfully they were both unharmed an hour later. I think Grandma had a new wrinkle or two. Carly’s mom isn’t in her 70’s, and both her knees work fine, it’s her brain isn’t all that it used to be.
It’s only an hour or so – what could go wrong?
Brought to you by Warren Barns – the eldest, and by far most fucked up Barns Brother.
Stacey is babysitting ten year old Harry Murry. He’s usually all smiles and silly when she sees him, but he seems a little off tonight. His mom said he had a nightmare last night, but when Stacey asks him about it he says it wasn’t a nightmare – it was a voice. A voice that was whispering to him, and laughing at him. When Harry is getting ready for bed, she tells him that there isn’t anything to be afraid of, and she’ll be here for him if he wakes up or gets scared. Stacey is all cozey on the couch and watching tv when she notices the new statue in the corner. A two foot tall freaky clown statue with floppy yellow shoes and a big blue nose. Who makes these abominations? Satan?
Stephen Kings ‘IT’ comes on tv next, and she’s getting weirded out by the creepy-ass statue with the orange nose, and menacing sneer watching her everywhere she goes. It looks different somehow, and as she’s trying to figure out what it is Harry wakes up feeling sick.
Once she gets him back to bed, and congratulates herself for not peeing on the Murry’s couch, she decides she can’t deal with Pogo the Psycho Statute anymore, and grabs a blanket to deal with the abomination.
Right before covering it up she thinks that it doesn’t look AS scary up close. She’s nineteen years old, she’s too old to be afraid of some white make-up and a big red nose… wait… big red nose?
Iain Rob Wright uses the world’s worst nightmare, and most common phobia to ensure that we will need a night-light and a security blanket for the rest of our lives.
But, maybe not… this is only the third installment in the author’s new A-Z of Horror series. By the time we finish the alphabet – we may never sleep again.