Short Story Review: Hide from the Light by Tirzah M.M. Hawkins

When is it government overreach, and when is it something more sinister? Palaha is willing to go along with forced confessions and mandated antibiotics, but her husband Maksim is critical of the government interference. When their little girl begins to have visions, the family realizes that resistance may be futile.
Hide From the Light is a 5,000-word short story set in modern-day Belarus during Maslenitsa. It contains elements from multiple fun horror genres such as psychological, supernatural, folk, and religious. 

My Review

I chose to read this short story after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Hide from the Light is an intense and horrific short story about a family who quietly decides not to take the antibiotics that the government has ordered everyone to take. When Palaha admits to the priest that she didn’t take the antibiotics, the story takes an unbelievable turn.

If you’re looking for a short read or don’t have much time to read, and you like horror, this is a book you might like. I think I might have nightmares tonight!

About the Author

Tirzah M.M. Hawkins is an author of all things dark including horror, fantasy, and snippets of sci-fi. She began writing stories when she was ten years old. Some of her favorites at that age were The Hobbit and The Chronicles of Narnia.

After watching too many horror movies at a young age, she has only recently been able to start sleeping with her feet uncovered at night.

She lives with her husband and their many fur (and feathered) babies including at any given time dogs, cats, horses, goats, pigs (that have happy lives until they are eaten), and chickens (who are only around for eggs).

Her favorite hobbies are reading, writing, researching, school (she currently is board certified as a holistic health practitioner and is enrolled in a doctorate of natural medicine program), singing, and listening to music.

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