Twitter Tuesday: Twittering from the Circus of the Dead

Posted 17 December, 2013 by April @ The Steadfast Reader in Reviews

Twitter Tuesday: Twittering from the Circus of the DeadTwittering from the Circus of the Dead by Joe Hill
Published by Harper Collins on August 6th 2013
Genres: Fiction, Short Stories (single author)
Pages: 100
Goodreads
four-stars

Come one, come all. The show's about to begin. Step right up for the Circus of the Dead: where YOU are the concessions. #CircusoftheDead

I found this short story to be delightfully scary. It’s narrated through a series of tweets from a snarky teenage girl with the appropriate amount of teenage angst. In short, it’s just a Twitter feed. 

Things go from mundane to spooky to downright scary. 

TYME2WASTE begins by hating her mom, hating her dad, hating her brother and definitely hating that she’s going to have to spend the next 40 hours in a van with them. Her mother is concerned she’s too disconnected from the real world, so being a teenager, TYME2WASTE starts a Twitter account from her iPhone. When dad decides to make a pit stop at a spooky circus, things get interesting. 

The ending is expected but that doesn’t take away any of the charm or fun of this story. 

Excellent.

April @ The Steadfast Reader

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