Teeth Marks by Matthew Weber is a collection of horror stories. Based in the Southern United States, Matthew writes about backwoods creeps, hillbilly horrors, and the occasional shapeshifter.
Vivienne Reynolds lives next door to Mina Markessa. Let’s just say they did not get along, or more so their kids did not get along with each other. Due to a chance to plans, Vivienne does something that she can not forget. Neither can Mina. In fact what started as a simple bullying issue turned into something much worse.
When you are a bounty hunter, you search for all the help you can get when it comes to finding someone. So when a young man offers you access to one of the most wanted in the area. Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted. When that happens, all bets are off to see which hunter comes out on top.
Off All the Nights
Okay I know I shouldn’t like this story as much as I do, but Karma’s a bitch.
Wanda and her son just live a southern life, with the exception that once in awhile they leave two chickens out front their trailer. Nothing big, they don’t need to do it all the time, just once a year. This year however, two robbers decided they were going to steal from Wanda and they killed her chickens because they were making too much noise. What or who is going to take their place?
Burt’s Top Secret Spice Mix
Burt, the owner of a popular sandwich shop is being hounded to do things he doesn’t want to do. When push comes to shove however, he pulls out his Secret Spice Mix and serves it to a couple of customers. People don’t ever talk bad about his spice mix, some never talk again.
I have never wanted to own a restaurant, but now I know not to piss off the owner.
Off all the stories, this one made my stomach turn a little. Mickey, Hank, and Butch decide to take the law into their own hands. The issue is, that the law has precautions to make sure the wrong man/woman is actually convicted. When law is taken into the hands of drunken southern boys…sometimes things go sideways…and quickly.
Louise, Your Shed’s on Fire
Meg Thatcher, a woman that has meaty thighs, is friends with the elderly woman named Louise. She checks on her and when she called to see how Louise was doing, she didn’t answer, which was wierd. When she got to Louise’s house, she noticed that the shed was on fire. They both go out to check out the shed, but it isn’t just on fire.
Slice of Heaven
Creepy Ass stalker..
Clara is just a small town pizza delivery girl who somehow got the attention of a customer. A customer that is so intent on Clara delivering his pizza that he will not tip unless it is Clara. While stalkers are creepy, sometimes the ones you think are the creeps turn out to be the knights.
When a young girl finds a animal friend outside, of course she should offer it snacks. Even if those snacks are the cookies that her step-dad freaks out about when she eats. Emmy is so worried about her step-father finding out about not only her friend but also her stealing food that she sneaks around after dark. One day her step-father discovers what she is up to.
When a man finds out his wife is cheating, or more likely finds out the when and where, he decides to take matters into his own hands. You don’t have to be a good person to become famous.
The Red Card
Caroline just moved on with her life after her partner left her for another woman. That is why it is so odd that she finds a red card on her dining room table. It becomes even odder when no one will admit to giving it to her. In a new city with an ominous message delivered to her apartment, Caroline starts to lose it.
Neighbor at the Curb
This one almost broke my heart.
Lois was attempting to settle her infant while getting her older daughter Maya ready when she looked out the window. Seeing something that she wasn’t meant to see, Lois decides that she must risk everything to set at least one thing straight.
Jacob Mosley’s Raw Deal
When you are sick and dying, you would do almost anything to set it back or to take it away. For Jacob he did just that, but with every wish, there is a cost, and Jacob may not be ready for that cost.
As you can see I enjoyed most of the stories. One of the best things is that it came with a barf bag, in the event that one of the stories made you so sick that you would need to throw up. Only one story came close to making me use the barf bag. I don’t why that one hit me in the gut, but it did. I mean it wasn’t even the goryist.
So I read this book about a month ago now, and for this review, I went back to read up on the stories because I honestly didn’t remember any of them. Upon reading the first couple of pages I am like Oh yeah… The ones I gave 4.5/5 Fangs to above, I actually read the entire story again. What? They are that good.