Ugly Babies

Ugly Babies - Sydney Leigh,  Dona Fox,  Stephanie M. Wytovich,  David S. Pointer,  Matthew Wilson,  Mathias Jansson,  J.D. Isip,  Daniel Ari,  Joseph J. Patchen,  K.Z. Morano,  Carly Berg,  M.E. VonBindig,  Gary Hewitt,  Bruce L. Priddy,  Dave Dormer,  Ben Arzate,  Mark Slade,  Neil Ba OK, I have a story in this anthology so I wondered whether or not I should write a review. :) BUT, since there are stories written by other authors--stories that I liked very much, I decided to go ahead and mention SOME of my favorites without giving any spoilers.

I thought "This is a Troll Free Call" by Randy Rubin was very entertaining. I loved the dialogue and the ending was quite refreshing. The creepiness in "Henrietta's Skirt" by Dan Dillard really worked for me (*shudder*) as did the weirdness in James Suriano's "The Alcombery Waystation". Timothy Frasier's "Daughter Mine" was one of the longer stories--a very satisfying read. Another standout tale with an awesome twist was Matt Kurtz's "Teddy".
There was also beautiful poetry by Maria Mitchell and Stephanie Wytovich's "Baby No Name" was definitely one of the scariest ugly baby there.

There's nothing scarier than a pregnancy/birth gone wrong. You'll find yourself fearing for, rooting for, sympathizing with the characters and sighing with relief from the knowledge that that damned thing didn't crawl out of your birth canal. :)

I'm glad that I had the opportunity to read (and be a part of) this eclectic collection of horrifying tales. The editor did a great job of selecting diverse voices to ensure that somewhere between these pages, every reader is bound to find the ugly baby of his/her worst nightmares.