The final story, labeled 90th Anniversary Fiction, is “Slaughter House” by Carole Bugge’ appears to be intended as a tribute to the late Richard Matheson. It’s a grisly cautionary tale about spoiling one’s daughter and what happens when she doesn’t get what she wants. It’s extremely well-written, and I wouldn’t mind seeing more work by Ms. Bugge’
.–- Keith West, Adventures Fantastic –- LINK to review
The last story is classified as 90th Anniversary Fiction, "Slaughter House" by Carole Bugge. In "The Eyrie", editor Marvin Kaye tells us that it is "a prologue to the same-named story about a haunted house from the July 1953 issue", by Richard Matheson. A woman named Mary O'Gary looks back at her youth when she was maid to the Slaughter family, and especially their spoiled daughter, Clarissa. Her parents threw a grand party and two brothers, Jon and Saul Edelman, attend. Clarissa is attracted to Jon who ignores her so she flirts with Saul. Jon still ignores her. Clarissa is so bothered she settles into a "black depression" and must be hospitalized. When she is released, her parents throw another grand party and tragedy strikes. Richard Matheson would have heartily approved of this story. I can pay it no higher compliment.
–- Sam Tomaino, SF Review, November 2014 –- LINK to review
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A short story
90th Anniversary Fiction – Slaughter House by Carole Bugge
Weird Tales No 362 Journal – January 1, 2014 ("click" here to visit the journal on Amazon)
BBC's Sherlock: A Review by Carole Bugge
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #12 Paperback – April 24, 2014 ("click" here to visit magazine on Amazon)
C.E. Lawrence was recently interviewed on The Story Blender podcast!
C. E. Lawrence/Carole Bugge's short story "The Way It Is" has just been published in the bilingual literary journal diSONARE.