Leadlights Short Stories by C C Luckey – Book Review

Leadlights Short Stories by C C Luckey
Published by Colleen Luckey on March 31, 2019
Genres: Dark Dystopian Science Fiction, Horror, Paranormal Suspense, Supernatural Thrillers
Pages: 106
Format: Kindle, Paperback
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These are Leadlights; stained glass windows looking out into the darkness. This book of ten wildly different tales of horror and dark science fiction will transport you into previously unexplored realms of the imagination.

Follow Jaz through her investigation of a topsy-turvy house infested by undead sentinels. Witness firsthand a cautionary tale about a calamitous alien contamination. Visit the castle of the family Hawthorne, as three generations of powerful women are affected by a disturbing malady that redistributes their maturity and vitality.

Every page will take you on a new adventure. So come along… If you have the courage.


C C Luckey has put together a triage of stories that’ll scare the living daylights out of you in her imaginative book of short stories, Leadlights. If you love well-written short horror stories, this book is for you.

From the first one, Karma, asking the question, how many lives do we really have, and do we have to choose our defects of character and positive traits and livelihood for future lives? What if you don’t like the choices considered a balance for your next life?

Karma is followed by Red Rover a sci-fi horror with twists and turns that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat. A spy mission to implant a device in the brain of a Russian spy was offered for early release of two prisoners. If the mission was successful would Mr. Black, the handler live-up to their agreement? The younger one wanted early release to see his daughter graduate high school, the older man didn’t want to spend his remaining years locked up. For him, the mission was a no- brainer, knowing he most likely wouldn’t get out alive. Depending on themselves, did they have the aptitude to outsmart their handler and gain freedom from prison with a successful mission or were they meant to die?

Next up! Wendy, a blue-gray sci-fi alien, whose spaceship crashed, with many survivors that created isolated camps away from earthlings who wanted to exterminate them all. Left as scavengers for food and supplies, could they coexist with humans and would their own kind rescue them from a planet where they were feared and executed for being different?

Through seven more horror stories your shock level will explode. From demons, spirit animals, to what appeared to be normal people being sucked into an outer world vortex, you’ll be entertained – and frightened of the outcome. C C Luckey’s writing is vivid using all the human senses in descriptive details. The putrid smell of blood and rotting guts from the anatomy of human and animals are paramount and cannibalized with pinpoint accuracy. The shocking effects of horror are tangible in each short story. These stories are refined for horror enthusiasts – sleep well my friends. Leadlights Short Stories by C C Luckey is highly recommended for horror-fiction readers.
Book reviewed by C.J. Bowen for Chick Lit Café

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