Horror Fiction Reviews / Rob Shepherd


By Rob Shepherd


An eloquent tale of the horrifying truths we don’t see.


A Bouquet of Flowers can represent many things from love, tenderness to sadness and regret. But things aren’t always what they appear. Horror often lies waiting in the most innocent and beautiful. Are you sure you are certain as to what is the truth here? After all, beauty can hide in the darkest moments.

Content Review

Flowers is a short story about a chance encounter and how much we don’t know about people.  Told with Rob Shepherd’s trademark eloquence and skillful foreshadowing, Flowers takes us through an interesting encounter and conversation on the street and then follows both men from that to the grisly truths behind their words.  This is a brief study of human interaction and the dark secrets of reality just below the surface.

This wonderfully woven tale with its surprise ending is not to be missed!

So, what dark truth did you miss in that conversation with that random stranger?


Print Length: 6 pages
Publication date: February 3, 2017
Horror – Short Story

Get it on Amazon: Flowers


About the Author: Rob Shepherd

Author of several books of varying genre from humorous novella Life With Boris Karloff to WW2 drama Sofiah, and from poetry title Stripped Unconsciousness to Horror such as The Caretaker and The Grays Anatomy. Rob has no genre specificity, instead he likes to write stories that appeal to himself and that simply spark inside his mind. The important thing is to enjoy writing, it doesn’t matter what you write so long as you enjoy the art of doing it. Rob shares his home with his Wife Michelle, son Daniel, grumpy and somewhat psycho but adorable cat Jinx and slightly unhinged and late in the queue for IQ; Ethel, the Sharpei cross.

“The saying goes that everybody has one good book in them, in that case I intend to flood the world with genius.

It doesn’t matter if you write 1 paragraph or 100 pages a day or in a week, the important thing is that you ‘write’.

The impossible is always possible, you just have to know how and where to imagine.”

Born in Basildon, Essex in 1978 Rob now resides in Thurrock, Essex.

Rob Shepherd’s Amazon Page

Interview at Pebble In the Still Waters

Interview at author interviews

Author Spotlight at Where Darkness Dwells

Where has the Fantastic Gone in Horror?


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