honestly, as much as i hate to leave short reviews, this was just... boring. really, incredibly boring. the first couple of stories were okay but it was just hard to stomach how horribly drab it seemed to be overall. it was well-written, sharp, and it would surely be engaging to anyone who enjoys things that are written more stoically than flowery, but i am unfortunately a huge fan of dressing things up with adjectives and commas and fluffy cutesy drool, even in horror books. this just did not hit the mark for me, as a whole, so i'm not breaking it up by story. i thought i would come back to this but i genuinely do not want to. ever.