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Chill your bones with two hundred and forty two horror stories, one sentence at a time. Monsters, demons, creatures and oddities. Murder, death and the dead. Family, friends, love and relationships. Food and eating. Fear, dread, and the unknown. Crime and punishment. The human body. Lock the doors, turn up the lights, and take a deep breath. A series of brief, horrible mome Chill your bones with two hundred and forty two horror stories, one sentence at a time. Monsters, demons, creatures and oddities. Murder, death and the dead. Family, friends, love and relationships. Food and eating. Fear, dread, and the unknown. Crime and punishment. The human body. Lock the doors, turn up the lights, and take a deep breath. A series of brief, horrible moments await.


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Chill your bones with two hundred and forty two horror stories, one sentence at a time. Monsters, demons, creatures and oddities. Murder, death and the dead. Family, friends, love and relationships. Food and eating. Fear, dread, and the unknown. Crime and punishment. The human body. Lock the doors, turn up the lights, and take a deep breath. A series of brief, horrible mome Chill your bones with two hundred and forty two horror stories, one sentence at a time. Monsters, demons, creatures and oddities. Murder, death and the dead. Family, friends, love and relationships. Food and eating. Fear, dread, and the unknown. Crime and punishment. The human body. Lock the doors, turn up the lights, and take a deep breath. A series of brief, horrible moments await.

30 review for Brief, Horrible Moments: A Collection of One Sentence Horror Stories

  1. 4 out of 5

    Juli

    There is a moment in every horror movie where the plot twists around on itself and you get that oh-my-god-I-can't-believe-that-just-happened feeling. Brief, Horrible Moments delivers that feeling in every sentence. A collection of one sentence horror snippets, the book is a fun (yet demented) read. My favorites: All my friends knew I slept during the day because I worked the night shift, which was easier than explaining that I'd been given a curfew by the thing in my closet. The smiling clown lo There is a moment in every horror movie where the plot twists around on itself and you get that oh-my-god-I-can't-believe-that-just-happened feeling. Brief, Horrible Moments delivers that feeling in every sentence. A collection of one sentence horror snippets, the book is a fun (yet demented) read. My favorites: All my friends knew I slept during the day because I worked the night shift, which was easier than explaining that I'd been given a curfew by the thing in my closet. The smiling clown looked into my eyes, clutched my broken, twisted body and whispered, "I'm going to make you a balloon animal.'' Some of these little horrific gems are great, others gross, even demented and some missed the mark entirely for me. But we all have different things that horrify us....there's a little bit for everyone in this book. Definitely a fun read for those who like cheesy horror. The sentences are organized into chapters: Monsters, Demons, Creatures & Oddities; Murder, Death & the Dead; Family, Friends, Love & Relationships; Food & Eating; Fear, Dread & the Unknown; Crime & Punishment; Doctors, Health & Hospitals; and, The Human Body. I had fun reading some of these out loud to my husband and son. Very creative and fun book! **I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads.com giveaway. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.**

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Girard

    This was so creepy and weird and horrifying. The illustrations are too. If you are a fan of horror or of stories quickly read pick this one up.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Leena

    Rating: 3.95 This was really interesting. It was disturbing, creepy, gory and at times sent shivers down my spine. And I enjoyed it thoroughly.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Dez Nemec

    I won my copy of this book in a contest. (Thanks, Goodreads!). This is a rather unique book. The title is dead on - the book is filled with one sentence stories of horrible things. Some of my faves were: "I felt the warm, sensual touch of a tongue licking its way up my neck, which I might have enjoyed had it been attached to a person." "Nothing could tear us apart; she'd sewn too many parts of us together." "I don't usually go this far on a first date," she giggled, briefly letting me gasp for air I won my copy of this book in a contest. (Thanks, Goodreads!). This is a rather unique book. The title is dead on - the book is filled with one sentence stories of horrible things. Some of my faves were: "I felt the warm, sensual touch of a tongue licking its way up my neck, which I might have enjoyed had it been attached to a person." "Nothing could tear us apart; she'd sewn too many parts of us together." "I don't usually go this far on a first date," she giggled, briefly letting me gasp for air before pushing my head back underwater." Definitely a different read.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ericka Seidemann

    Delightfully creepy collection of one-sentence horror scenarios. I marked many of these to read to friends later! So happy I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Duarte Martinho

    Horror needs tension, and you can't do tension with one simple sentence. There are several ways to do horror, so i'll speak of three ways, you have the realistic one (try to make the unrealistic and supernatural a plausible threat in the real world), the gothic one (emphasis on dream-like atmosphere with heavy emphasis on the feelings and mental state of the characters and symbolism) and the experimental one (make it a disorienting, disjointed experience as if to simulate an actual nightmare). I Horror needs tension, and you can't do tension with one simple sentence. There are several ways to do horror, so i'll speak of three ways, you have the realistic one (try to make the unrealistic and supernatural a plausible threat in the real world), the gothic one (emphasis on dream-like atmosphere with heavy emphasis on the feelings and mental state of the characters and symbolism) and the experimental one (make it a disorienting, disjointed experience as if to simulate an actual nightmare). I write this simply because there is no way in hell you can pull this off with one brief sentence. The best horror, i believe, is achieved through disturbing implications, and the best in this type of horror is by far Thomas Ligotti. And let me tell you, this is as far as you can get from Ligotti. Furthermore, this sentences are incredibly uncreative: most of the situations presented in the sentences are just tired, boring, horror-genre cliches like cannibals, demons, ghosts, and general gore (which needless to say can't have an impact with one sentence). The sentences intend to scare due to how they're structured, but this is soon to be revealed to be nothing but a gimmick because 90% of these sentencces go along the lines of [Everyday thing] [the words "until", "but", "not because [normal thing] but because [spooky thing]" etc etc] and finally [tired horror cliche]. That is literally all there is to this, some of them are too obvious, some of them are just boring, other don't even make fucking sense, and they all have various issues. The only reason i'm giving this two stars instead of one is because some of these sentences actually caught me off guard, although even those were not memorable enough for me to remember any of them (and i just finished reading the book!). I don't wanna be "that guy", giving such a negative review to a book with so few ratings but i'm sorry, i just hated this and the sort of lazy horror it stands by. EDIT 08/04/2017: Changing this to a straight one star because I have one star ratings that i can actually remember about (if only because of how generic they were), while i can't remember diddly squat about anything in this book. In my eyes, it would be unfair putting it above other one star rated books.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Cait Poytress

    This is an interesting concept for a book and I wasn't quite sure how to approach reading it. Ultimately I think it's best read one "chapter", or section, at a time with breaks in between. Even putting it down here and there, it's a super quick read. Here's an example one-sentence story: "My father was causing a scene as usual, slurring his words and attacking pew after pew of terrified mourners who had gathered for his funeral." One thing's for sure, the author has quite an imagination and I woul This is an interesting concept for a book and I wasn't quite sure how to approach reading it. Ultimately I think it's best read one "chapter", or section, at a time with breaks in between. Even putting it down here and there, it's a super quick read. Here's an example one-sentence story: "My father was causing a scene as usual, slurring his words and attacking pew after pew of terrified mourners who had gathered for his funeral." One thing's for sure, the author has quite an imagination and I would love reading a full length horror novel of his.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Robin Morgan

    I read this book via a KINDLE Unlimited download. As an aficionado and author of flash fictions, I’ve written an anthology of 100 Flash Fictions, where most of the stories only have five sentences, I can truly appreciate the efforts Mr. Pandza in compiling this collection. This IS NOT the kind of book you can read by racing through it by any means. The best way to appreciate reading this author’s endeavor is to sit in a comfortable, quiet place. Close your eyes, clear your mind; with your mind c I read this book via a KINDLE Unlimited download. As an aficionado and author of flash fictions, I’ve written an anthology of 100 Flash Fictions, where most of the stories only have five sentences, I can truly appreciate the efforts Mr. Pandza in compiling this collection. This IS NOT the kind of book you can read by racing through it by any means. The best way to appreciate reading this author’s endeavor is to sit in a comfortable, quiet place. Close your eyes, clear your mind; with your mind clear, you slowly read each of the 242 items contained in this collection one by one. You stop and contemplate what you’ve just read as you try to visualize it. By doing this you’ll first get a basic image of what you’ve read, and as you continue to dwell on this image you should find your imagination creating an entire story which seems to keep on growing until you decide to move on to the next item. For allowing me and anyone who reads this book, the opportunity to use our imagination to create complete stories in our minds, I’ve given Mr. Pandza 5 STARS.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Magalie Boisvert

    It is a really good, terrifying book. The drawings are great, really spooky. It's a must-read for fans of this genre !

  10. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    I won a Kindle version of this book in exchange for an honest review, and here it is: This book is exactly what it says on the tin: brief, horrible moments; one-sentence nightmares. Many of these were surprising and creative, a number of them were somewhat cliche, and some of the later ones felt like reworded versions of ones that were told earlier in the book. The better ones tended to be deliciously horrifying in concept; however I feel that a few had their effect hampered by the one-sentence li I won a Kindle version of this book in exchange for an honest review, and here it is: This book is exactly what it says on the tin: brief, horrible moments; one-sentence nightmares. Many of these were surprising and creative, a number of them were somewhat cliche, and some of the later ones felt like reworded versions of ones that were told earlier in the book. The better ones tended to be deliciously horrifying in concept; however I feel that a few had their effect hampered by the one-sentence limit. A two or three sentence rule would have cured the longer ones of run-on, and maybe even strengthened their impact. That being said, this was certainly a disturbing treat, and I appreciate my free copy~

  11. 4 out of 5

    Caelesta

    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Since they don't have much time to create a creepy atmosphere or expand upon the tension needed to create a scary story, one sentence horror stories can be hit or miss. While there were a few stories that I found more darkly humorous than actually terrifying, the vast majority of the stories were creepy and eerie. I especially liked the chapter on "murder, death and the dead."

  12. 5 out of 5

    The Irregular Reader

    Brief Horrible Moments delivers on its goal: a collection of 1-sentence horror stories. Some of these manage to be absolutely terrifying, even in the brief format allowed. most serve (intentionally or not) as writing prompts, compelling the reader to extrapolate a larger story to encompass what they're reading. A fun, quick read for horror fans.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    Loved this little treasure! This was such a fun read! Each short little horror sentence either made me grimace or make a face. I had a lot of fun with this little book.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Aiden McDonough

    Excellent This was a quick and awesome read. It makes you constantly wonder what happens next every single time. I won this book through a goodreads giveaway and I was not disappointed.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Kasey Bennett

    I feel like this is something I would normally DNF, but I finished it since it was only 240-ish one-sentence long stories. I really didn't like this. Typically, I really love a suspenseful horror story — "NOS4A2" by Joe Hill and "The Colour Out of Space" by H.P. Lovecraft are two favorites that jump to mind. I even love flash fiction, so this should have been a win. However, a lot of these stories are either: boring or just plain confusing (let's be honest, though, it is hard to throw a twist int I feel like this is something I would normally DNF, but I finished it since it was only 240-ish one-sentence long stories. I really didn't like this. Typically, I really love a suspenseful horror story — "NOS4A2" by Joe Hill and "The Colour Out of Space" by H.P. Lovecraft are two favorites that jump to mind. I even love flash fiction, so this should have been a win. However, a lot of these stories are either: boring or just plain confusing (let's be honest, though, it is hard to throw a twist into just one sentence) or they are variations of one-sentence urban legends that have been floating around the Internet for years. A few were creepy (if you read them in the middle of the night with the lights out); many I laughed out loud at (because the imagery painted was absurd and funny); others were over-the-top grotesque (not in a good way); and I genuinely loved only one (and that's because it pulled from folklore about changelings). I would only recommend this as a horror story prompt book. In that function, it works quite well. Otherwise, I would give it a pass. I received a free eBook copy through a goodreads giveaway.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Tanya M

    I received a Kindle edition of this book via Goodreads Giveaways. I'm sorry but I didn't like this much. I think the idea is great. This is a good effort of trying to get out of the ordinary, a kind of modern book art, so I was really excited about winning a copy. I don't really do horror, because for me, horror books or movies are rarely scary, they are mostly boring or disgusting. More reasons to continue my search for that one scary book. The format of the book being one-sentence stories is very I received a Kindle edition of this book via Goodreads Giveaways. I'm sorry but I didn't like this much. I think the idea is great. This is a good effort of trying to get out of the ordinary, a kind of modern book art, so I was really excited about winning a copy. I don't really do horror, because for me, horror books or movies are rarely scary, they are mostly boring or disgusting. More reasons to continue my search for that one scary book. The format of the book being one-sentence stories is very interesting and engaging at first. But I think our brains are wired to enjoy books in a way that is opposite to what this book offers. I noticed the following issues while reading it: - after a while you discover that the structure of the sentences repeats itself, and they can be divided into similar groups. This is where it turns from slightly boring to "I think I'm falling asleep" boring. I really like diverse and dynamic books and always notice if certain phrases or constructions are repeated a lot, you can call it my pet peeve; - a lot of context switching involved - this is like a heavy workout for your brain if reading the stories in bulk. When you go over a passage, a story, a scenario, your imagination recreates the picture. You start "seeing" details, scene, faces, emotions, missing pieces. When this magnificent image is created for 5 seconds, and you need to discard it completely and re-create again, it gets you amazingly tired pretty fast. It took me 4 days to get through this book of about 100 pages with 3-4 sentences per page! - your point of view as a reader is bizarre. Most stories are written from the first-person perspective, and in 95% of cases this person is about to die a gruesome and painful death, so forgive me for believing that very basic puns and humor attempts present sound pretty artificial and out of place; - as somebody has mentioned before, ideas are really cliché. There are a few disturbing and almost thrilling ones, for sure, most that are "meh" and some which make you wince 'cause they don't make much sense or are spoiled with non-funny jokes. Overall, nice idea but lacking execution. It almost looks like a set of well-known anectodes you'd read just to kill time, or rather not read at all, as it has zero content creativity or any other unusual way to attract attention which is essential in a situation when classic tools of a gripping story (such as continuity or suspense) cannot be used.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sugarrr

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I've received this book through the goodreads giveaway and it even came with a small monster picture the author has painted himself. Pretty cool!!!! I will use it as a bookmark for other books as well ( as I have with this book) . When I was unpacking the book my toddler saw the monster picture and she said RAWRRRRRR like a monster .. Or a bear haha So anyway I give this book 5 stars, I've read it with 3 big breaks in between reading. This book has reread potential and will not be burned after re I've received this book through the goodreads giveaway and it even came with a small monster picture the author has painted himself. Pretty cool!!!! I will use it as a bookmark for other books as well ( as I have with this book) . When I was unpacking the book my toddler saw the monster picture and she said RAWRRRRRR like a monster .. Or a bear haha So anyway I give this book 5 stars, I've read it with 3 big breaks in between reading. This book has reread potential and will not be burned after reading ! ;) Loved the idea, loved the stories. Some were a bit shocking which is good for a horror book! I just wish the book had double the pages! Or like 365 stories, one for each day ! That would be awesome. ;) I recommend this book what a fun/spooky read!!!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Dave Allen

    (Note: I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway). An inspired idea - a collection of one-sentence horror stories. Pandza's got a twisted imagination; many entries in this collection will keep one up at night, jumping every time a tree branch slaps against the house. In the end, though, he needed a good editor. After awhile, many of his one-sentence stories became redundant. Too many disembodied voices. Too many body parts taken. Too many puns ('cost an arm and a leg - for real (Note: I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway). An inspired idea - a collection of one-sentence horror stories. Pandza's got a twisted imagination; many entries in this collection will keep one up at night, jumping every time a tree branch slaps against the house. In the end, though, he needed a good editor. After awhile, many of his one-sentence stories became redundant. Too many disembodied voices. Too many body parts taken. Too many puns ('cost an arm and a leg - for real!'). A few of the sentences didn't make sense, even on repeated readings. Less would have been more. That being said, I would like to see another volume of these. At their best, they're inspiring, and great reading after the lights go out.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kayla

    I can see why there are so many mixed reviews over these short stories. Some were really gross yet enjoyable while others just seemed like something random the author came up with to fill the pages. I don't think this book should have been as long as it was. One can only read so many single sentence horror stories before it gets boring. Overall I do think Marko Pandza has a talent for eliciting strong reactions with very few words. Many of the stories were truly cringe-worthy as well as thought I can see why there are so many mixed reviews over these short stories. Some were really gross yet enjoyable while others just seemed like something random the author came up with to fill the pages. I don't think this book should have been as long as it was. One can only read so many single sentence horror stories before it gets boring. Overall I do think Marko Pandza has a talent for eliciting strong reactions with very few words. Many of the stories were truly cringe-worthy as well as thought provoking. I won this book in a GoodReads giveaway so thank you to Marko Pandza and Blurb publishing for my copy of Brief, Horrible Moments.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ahdev

    It was fun! Spookily entertaining fun!! Awesome idea of writing one sentence horror stories, that too of 242 non-repetitive ones which shiver up your spine has been made possible here by the one and only Marko!! Enjoyed each and every one of it, especially loved the parts Monsters&Demons and Doctors&Health! Unique creativity I must say!! And thanks a ton for the COOL monster drawing haha!! People who have even a bit of courage can go for this book, and I would recommend you to read it wh It was fun! Spookily entertaining fun!! Awesome idea of writing one sentence horror stories, that too of 242 non-repetitive ones which shiver up your spine has been made possible here by the one and only Marko!! Enjoyed each and every one of it, especially loved the parts Monsters&Demons and Doctors&Health! Unique creativity I must say!! And thanks a ton for the COOL monster drawing haha!! People who have even a bit of courage can go for this book, and I would recommend you to read it when you are a bit bored and yeah you will never be bored again!!!!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Grace

    Pretty Good Read It’s a whole book of one sentence horror stories. We’ve all seen examples of these online.....these are mostly a bit more complex/longer than the ones I’ve seen. Well done and quite a quick read. Good if you don’t have a huge block of time to read uninterrupted. From mild to gruesome, there’s a whole range here XD In compliance with FTC guidelines, I am disclosing that I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Thomas

    Creepy I couldn’t stop reading it. The general idea how the book is written is what makes it more appealing. It leaves you second guessing what is coming next, if it’s going to be more haunting the the first sentence you read or not. I enjoyed it even more because I’m used to reading those 2 mins stories on Facebook. Over all I recommend this book if you like a little scare now and then !!!!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Cyra

    First flash fiction and I'm hooked! I received a copy of this title in exchange for a review. This was quick read, but really fun to ponder the "what if's" of each story. stories were sorted by topic which was nice, so you can go back to your favorite moments quickly. I'd never read a collection of flash fiction before , but I'm now a big fan and look forward to reading more!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kathryn Alice

    ***I won this in a GoodReads Giveaway*** I gave this 5 stars because its exactly what it says it is, one sentence horror stories and they're pretty great. They get you thinking "how did this happen? What is going to happen?" And for that reason I think these would actually make great writing prompts. so really it's more than it promises :) This is something I probably would have bought if I hadn't won it because I just love creepy things.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Tobyann Aparisi

    I won this book on Goodreads (kindle version) for an honest read. I have been wanting to read this book for some time and found it to be everything I hoped for. It was riveting and exciting and completely horrific and scary!! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found each story to be better than the last! I could not put this book down and found it a true pleasure to read. I highly recommend this book to my fellow horror readers!!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Donna Bresnak

    clever idea, however many of the one liners were very much the beginning plot of movies or tv shows. so...not so original. they are lines you need to read and think about for a minute, so this isn't a book you would read straight through. one might pick it up and read a few , then put it down again. it can be fun. I received this book for free from good reads.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Carrie

    "The septic tank was full, and I wished I had emptied it when I had the chance, now that I was so close to drowning." "I hadn't slept in days, and as I lay my head down, I hoped not to be woken again by the shouting voice inside my pillow." "'I want you to look me in the face,' my best friend repeated, but I'd already tried once, and all that had been there was a ragged, gaping hole." Just a couple of my favorites. A fast, fun, gross little book!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ash

    Inarguably, the most terrifying part of reading most one-sentence horror stories is your brain filling in the blanks. These stories are so much different. Written from every possible perspective, some are humorous or absurd, others grotesque, grim, or tragic, some are even, dare I say relatable, but the one thing they share is that there is no beginning to fill in, no ending, and no necessity for either. They are truly Brief, Horrible Moments..and they're perfect.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Emma Lynn

    I wanted to like this, as I enjoyed Limbo by the same author, but I think this book proves that it is simply not possible to write good horror in one sentence. Horror is one of the few genres that tends to work better in the form of short stories than novels, but at the same time it can't be too short. You need a little time to build up suspense; something that is over before it has begun simply can't be scary.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Paul

    I won my copy of this book in a contest. (Thanks, Goodreads!). This is a rather unique book. The title is dead on - the book is filled with one sentence stories of horrible things. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Since they don't have much time to create a creepy atmosphere or expand upon the tension needed to create a scary story, there were a few stories that I found more darkly humorous than actually terrifying, the vast majority of the stories were creepy and eerie.

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