Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Down On the Farm - by Shaun Meeks
Down On the Farm is a new novelette from horror writer Shaun Meeks. Over the weekend, Shaun posted on Facebook that he was looking for reviews for this piece and since I liked his story "Body Bag" in the anthology Fifty Shades of Decay, I was eager to give it a go.
Nadine grew up on a farm and now works on another farm, but not the kind where they raise crops and livestock, she works on a "Body" farm, staffed with scientists and anthropologists who study cadavers. One of the newest arrivals isn't decaying properly and there's the story.
The suspense around the one that doesn't do what a normal dead body should do; decay, draw flies, birth maggots, is a slow build as we learn more about the characters who make up this unusual workplace. Eventually, Nadine starts to notice changes in the scientist studying this particular corpse.
Down On the Farm is a fun little monster story. A quick read for a small price and is available at Amazon.com, plus you can even get it for FREE, if you have an Amazon Prime membership, through the Kindle Owners Lending Library.