Short Story Corner: The Legends of Boone Ridge by Artie Cabrera & Attack of the Kung Fu Mummies by Daniel Arthur Smith

Short Story Title: The Legends of Boone Ridge

Author: Artie Cabrera

Publication Date: October 7, 2018

Available on: Amazon as an eBook

Indie Athenaeum Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars


Nathan and Kurt are brothers visiting their home in a small, offbeat community located in upstate New York. Each one hides a secret, going back generations. But when malevolent forces come after them, they must use their abilities to protect themselves and those they care about!

First, this is a compelling tale of two boonedysfunctional brothers who care about each other, trying to come to grips with their heritage. Second, the community of Boone Ridge is completely fleshed out with a deep history filled with strange beings. The backstory alone of the world built here could fill many novels. Third, the finale of this tale is epic and wondrous, wrapping up all the different storylines put in motion.

I feel this is the authors best work to date, featuring fully rounded characters, heartwarming moments, shocking supernatural powers, primeval entities, deep emotion, and bold inventiveness, all compressed into this one impressive story. More, please!

I originally read this short story when it was published in the “Chronicle Worlds: B-Movie” anthology, a collection filled with many more stories like you might find in a B-Movie just like this one.

If you found this review to be helpful to you, please click here to go to the review on Amazon. Then navigate to the bottom of this review and click on the “helpful” button.


Short Story Title: Attack of the Kung Fu Mummies

Author: Daniel Arthur Smith

Publication Date: October 5, 2018

Available on: Amazon as an eBook and as a paperback

Indie Athenaeum Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars


Stosh runs a café, takes care of his crazy uncle Leo and has a friend who owns a strange artifact. The problem is, mummies need that artifact to become immortal! The zaniness factor goes off the charts as Stosh and his friends embark on a madcap escapade to prevent that.

attackPlenty of twists and turns ensue, as this thrill ride feels like Indiana Jones crossed with The Mummy on an adventure that was so FUN that it ended far too soon but still told a complete and fulfilling tale. I also appreciated the use of ancient gods and their history in this one, giving more depth to the story while still maintaining suspense amidst this wacky situation.

I originally read this short story when it was published in the “Chronicle Worlds: B-Movie” anthology, a collection filled with many more stories like you might find in a B-Movie just like this one.

If you found this review to be helpful to you, please click here to go to the review on Amazon. Then navigate to the bottom of this review and click on the “helpful” button.

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