Short Take: “Lamashtu,” Paul E. Cooley

Pros: Great little interlude
Cons: Fairly standard
Rating: 4 out of 5

I really enjoyed Paul E. Cooley’s “The Black” series, so I thought it was time to read something else of his. Lamashtu is a short, fun mummy’s curse-type of story. There are archaeologists digging things up. When they hit an unusual relic and a veritable cloud of bird-shaped artifacts around it, people start to get sick.

There’s little that’s new here, but to be honest, when I grab a short horror story I’m rarely looking for ingenuity (although I love it when I find it)–I’m looking for a little old-fashioned bloody fun. This one’s inexpensive, non-time-consuming, and exactly what I was looking for. I hope you enjoy it too!

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