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Millions of threads so thin as to be invisible, so vaporous as to be ductile, drift through the classroom, emitting a chill and leaving a sense of unease. Hidden deep in their cloaks, the Blue Lights analyze the odors that cling to the individual cells of every child, from the top of each little head to the bottom of their ticklish feet and every dark secret place in between, from their gathering brains to their blood-soaked spleens. One girl feels dizzy; one boy throws up.

In 1918 Montana, the Spanish Flu, severe drought, and a myriad of strange phenomena plague the land. Fires rise in the night and burn down houses where entire families are trapped to die. Can one young mother protect her children from the fevers and the terrors while she unravels the mystery of the strange Blue Lights?

©2018 Dona Fox (P)2018 Dona Fox

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Haunting and Heartbreaking

The main character suffers many trials, sometime from unexpected sources (no spoilers). But as hard as her life is, it's about to get worse. Something terrible preys upon the town and soon upon this woman and her family.

Extremely well written, almost more poetry than fiction, the description makes the dark places more frighting and the hurtful moments more painful. It's intensity, while not graphic, leaves your nerves raw. You don't just read the story, you feel it. The imagery is very well crafted.

The narrator's voice really sold the story. Soft and sad, you feel this woman is real. She created the mood perfectly.

Highly recommend this story.

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An Eerie Little Number

This wasn't quite as well narrated as the other Dona Fox short that I listened to recently but it's well done. The narrator shows she's au fait with the material and engages with it nicely. The story itself walks the veil between life and unlife and I enjoyed it very much. I'll be keeping an eye out for Dona's work in the future, it's genuinely creepy. Note: I solicited and received a review copy of this story. This review, however, remains my own opinion and was neither asked for nor incentivized by the author or narrator.

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Who is the psychopath?

Another eerie short from Dona Fox. I start out reading her stories knowing there will be a twist I don’t see coming and determined to discover it. Well, I still never do. This short horror story is no different.
Who is the psychopath, mom,dad or the gal with no name?
Have fun figuring it out.
Ms. Fox is the new breed of horror writers. Looking forward to reading and listening to more of her work.

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Unique horror story, very good.

Lovely prose writing and vivid imagery, as usual from this author. Pretty trippy too; I wasn't able to fully grasp the whole thing, but I suspect it was supposed to turn into a kind of fever-dream. Excellent listen in any case!

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Good Story

I received this audio book for free in exchange for my honest review. This is a good story but you have to really listen close.

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  • norman
  • burlington, nc, United States
  • 09-16-18

Fantasy or Reality

Set during the influenza epidemic of WW1, this horror story walks a fine line between gritty reality and nightmarish fantasy.You are left wondering what is real and what is fantasy . And which is worst?

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Interesting

very interesting short story that kept me guessing until the very end. Amazing that the author was able to put so much in such a short story. The narrator did a great job. The blue lights became very creepy with the narrator reading it.

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I was a little lost with this story.

I received a free audiobook copy of this book for an honest review.

This is the second story I've listened to by this author, and I'm noticing a trend. I'm all for weird, but I was left kind of confused with this story, specifically with the ending. Overall, this was a sad story; I felt bad for the main character. Everyone is dying and getting sick around her, and she's simply struggling to keep her family alive. I'll be on the lookout for the next story this author releases.

The narrator did a good job; she has a nice narrating/speaking voice. I'd definitely listen to more of her narrations.

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Good Story!

This story is well written and the narrator done a great job telling the story. It definitely has a different story line.

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  • CDH
  • Reading, PA USA
  • 10-01-18

I want more of this story

As with many short stories I wish they were longer. I really enjoyed listening to this in audiobook format the narration was spot-on. I listen to a few of Dona Fox's books. I think this is my favorite of hers to date. looking forward to listening to more of her short stories.

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  • J Smith
  • 10-02-18

Hide-under-the-duvet-good!

As usual, Dona has come up with a very good, disturbing and scary short horror story!
I like the disturbing character-emulating confusion that comes out in Dona’s writing, adding to the tension of the read.
Sarah really adds to the enjoyment of the book, reading it really well and portraying the characters really well; her tone summing up the atmosphere perfectly!
Again, only missed out on a 5 star rating due to it being a short listen (although good value for money!)
This is an honest opinion of a free review copy.

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  • Furny
  • 09-30-18

Beware of the lights!

Set in 1918 rural Montana the Spanish Flu, severe drought and a very mysterious phenomena is plaguing the land.
A young Mother is fighting for her families survival as mysterious fires suddenly start in the night that burn down houses wiping out full families. And then there are the blue lights that analyse children's body cells resulting in illness.
Is all this real or the minds tricks from the bodies thirst and hunger? is there a mystery to be solved at all?.
I enjoyed this short horror story you really could feel the desperation of the main character and the blue lights and cloaks added a very eerie Sci-FI feel to the story.
This is the second audio book I have listened to by this author. I enjoy her short warped tales that take you out of every day life in to an alternative reality whilst holding you in suspense.