I had MULTIPLE friends send me a screenshot of this story asking me to read it for some laughs, and I don’t think any of them actually thought I would. But you know what? I SPENT THE $1.50 AND DOWNLOADED THIS PIECE OF GLORIOUS TRASH IMMEDIATLEY! I couldn’t decide if it was a 1 or 5-star read, so I settled on an even 3. Now, before we dig into this masterpiece, fair warning that there will be spoilers.
“I woke to find her lying next to me, quite dead, with her throat torn out.”
I read that first line in Prosper’s Demon, by K.J. Parker, and knew right away that I was in for a wild ride. Horror stories aren’t for everyone, but if you’re in the market for a creepy book, be sure to grab a copy of this little novella as soon as you can.
“When the seeds rained down from deep space, it may have been the first stage of an alien invasion—or something else entirely.”
In need of some sci-fi but don’t have the time to commit to a thick book full of world-building and character development? Have no fear, because Nine Last Days on Planet Earth has both of those things, and packs it all into a gut-punching 42 pages. That’s right, this short story is absolutely incredible.