If you ring the bell, remember it cannot be undone. And when that happens, the monsters come out to play. But of course, they do not play by any rules known to man or woman. But one thing is for certain, the monsters come, and they can find each other and you.
One Thanksgiving five strangers meet up in a diner that will be closing its doors forever soon. Ro, narrator of and the title girl in Lucky Girl: How I Became a Horror Writer: A Krampus Story, feels that this is her lucky day. Five people who have no place else to go just happen to meet. They agree to do Christmas together as each one does not have much going for them during the holidays. Oh, Ro has her memories of the Christmas her family was murdered, but that is not exactly how you want to remember the holidays now do you? Especially for someone who wants the perfect fairy tale ending to her story. A few ghost stories later (entertainment is slow after the cookies are eaten, and the wine isn’t flowing), a forced promise to do it again next year, and that’s that. Or so Ro thinks.
In a little over 100 pages, M. Rickert shows us that monsters come in all shapes, sizes and desires. Several disjointed pieces of information all come together in an explosive ending. Themes of luck, monsters, bells, horror, love, and more are crammed together in a medium paced story. Maybe it is fact, maybe it is fiction, but there is no maybe about the fact this is one screwed up ride that you might not want to car pool in.
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Trigger warnings: murder, serial killers, eating disorders, possible mental abuse,