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The Next Time You See Me I’ll Probably Be Dead is a collection of short stories by author C.V. Hunt. A cursed mailbox, something from the depths of the ocean, a dating app encounter gone very wrong, an urban legend come to life, a haunted attraction that isn’t what it seems, and a musician’s first performance that may be their last are what you’ll encounter in this collection. Containing the vignettes “Swipe Left,” “Gates of Hell,” “Endless Flesh,” “The Mailbox,” “It Came From the Sea,” and “The Haunted House of Obsolescence.”
C.V. Hunt has put together a fun, creepy, and weird collection of short stories with THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME I’LL PROBABLY BE DEAD. The opening story about a spooky Halloween store with 90s tech was really wonderful and set the tone for me to devour the rest of this collection. We get some possessed/haunted mailbox horror, vaginal terror, online dating gone awry, and more!
Each story had a moment that made me thankful I am comfortable, safe, happy, and healthy on my own couch in my locked house with a cup of tea. I would love to see some of these extended to a longer story/novella/novel. And that is when I know a short story works for me: when I can appreciate and love the story for what it is but a piece of me wants to be reading on it even more.
Hunt’s collection here is so fun and I think everyone will find more than one story they love!–Alex Pearson