Reviews

Short Story Reviews:

[This] is an intelligent horror story that reads like a parable for mental illness and homelessness…This story will leave you with a cloying sense of fragility that is hard to shake. Truly a great short story.

Signal Horizons review (excerpt) on “What the Storm Brings”

A haunting tale of a woman losing herself, filled with beautiful imagery this is juxtaposed with the terror of what is happening. A real blast back into the book for me.

Amazon review on “Better Halves”

KC Grifant’s “The Color of Friendship” gives us major CREEPSHOW vibes, the kind of story that ought to be introduced by the Cryptkeeper, and we mean that as high praise. There have been a few otherworldly critters to show up in previous entries, but Grifant’s gnarly ode to fractured friendship is the first story to feel as though it could’ve been ripped out of the pages of an old EC horror comic. 

Rooster Republic Press on “The Color of Friendship”

K.C.’s tale could have been the basis for an episode of Rod Serling’s classic, “Twilight Zone.”

Lovecraft eZine reader on “What the Storm Brings”

This story has a real bite to it…As Stephen King said, the artistic value of the work of horror lies in “its ability to form a liaison between our fantasy fears and our real fears,” and by that measure, you have succeeded very well.

Lovecraft eZine reader on “What the Storm Brings”

“Maternal Bond’ by KC Grifant gets into the uncomfortable skin of post-pregnancy, and that’s only the beginning of the discomfort that this story brings. Grifant brilliantly channels the sleeplessness and disorientation of new motherhood, then moves in and shocks us awake.

Goodreads reviewer on “Maternal Bond”

“Maternal Bond” by KC Grifant, in which a new mom battles lack of sleep and postpartum depression really got under my skin as I recalled my own earliest days of coping with a baby who cried nonstop.

 -Well Worth a Read on “Maternal Bond”