The New Black Edited by Richard Thomas

The New Black is a collection of short stories under the genre of New Noir. It’s dark fiction. It could be called Horror. I don’t exactly know because I do not typically read this genre. However, I met Richard Thomas at a conference and found him bright and engaging. So I bought his book.

I am so glad I did. I love short stories. It’s a great way to visit many different places and people in one book. And I found these stories wonderful. Regardless of genre, these are great stories. They had some of the best writing I’ve ever read. The stories had an economy of words and yet presented great images. Word choice was at times something I had to stop and admire.

The stories were dark, but not gruesome. Magical at times and yet realistic. You do not have to be a reader of horror to enjoy these stories.