Blade Chatter is a collection of short fiction, twenty-four stories in all. Reviewers have used expressions like: “oddly humorous, quirky, macabre, brrrrrr! chilling, reminiscent of Saki, Poe,” to describe this volume. Blade Chatter includes six interior illustrations done by the author. Here are some of the themes:
– A medical examiner uses a unique method to instruct cops in the best techniques for evidence collection. For one rookie, it is a day late.
– A slasher’s escape from jail creates terror for the employees of a nursing home on the graveyard shift.
– Three teenagers go on the joyride of their lives in the 1960s in the Deep South.
– Children plan the demise of a bully.
– A ninety-two year old woman leaves a big mystery at the funeral home when she dies.
– Senility and jealousy are the reasons for a horrific double murder.
– An alcoholic reminisces about her hallucinations.
– A pioneering surgeon living in the late 1800s is handicapped by phobias.
– A woman in her forties conceives with the help of African fertility god statues touring the country.
– A man on a day trip to Mexico returns with more than a few curios.
Blade Chatter, Hitchcockian in tone is about geezers gone wild, strange medical conditions, phobias, unrequieted love, jealosy, gluttony, innocent children driven bad, alien life forms–there is something strange in Blade Chatter for everyone who likes strange. It was originally published under the name Pairalee Pendleton.
Note: the illustrations done by the author, may take a few seconds longer than the text to
come up, especially if your computer is running slow. “Now you don’t see them, now you DO!”