Fresh Meat 2015 Anthology (Sinister Grin Press)
The main reason I’ve wanted to read this was because of Hyrophobie. This is a short story written by The Sisters of Slaughter. Their name has been coming up quite a bit and after reading their story I can see why. You want extreme? You want brutal? Michelle Garza, and Michelle Lason have truly earned their moniker and I cannot wait to see what else these sisters unleash upon us. Hydrophobie is by far the best story in FRESH MEAT, but the others aren’t clunkers by any stretch. It’s a great collection that offers a bit of everything. That’s what makes FRESH MEAT so good. It’s well balanced and the editors here have done a great job in giving us authors that are clearly on the verge of hitting their stride and releasing single works of their own.
Anthologies are a great way to get noticed and these are all great stories from talented authors. If you’re a fan of horror/splatterpunk you’ll find a lot to enjoy. Nekko Lilly’s debut is one that you have to read at least twice so that it all sinks in. I could be here all day going over each individual story but that would take too long so instead I’ll tell you that FRESH MEAT 2015 offers the newest names to emerge in the horror genre and is an anthology you should check out. In the next few months these writers will be stepping out on their own and I’m looking forward to reading what they release. (Michael Noe)