The Scorpion Nest: A Short Story by Guy Harrison
Summary: Newlyweds Joel and Sonnet have just wrapped up a housewarming party in Suburban Phoenix. Custom-built on the site of a meteor crash a half century ago, the young couple received everything they wanted in their dream house. Unfortunately, Joel and Sonnet also got what they didn’t want: thousands of unwelcome, venomous guests. Despite a clean inspection report, the house is crawling with more scorpions than your average infestation, leaving husband and wife to avoid the pests’ numbing and potentially fatal sting.
On a night that will forever alter their fates, Joel and Sonnet are forced to uncover the mystery of the scorpions’ origins. What they find challenges their greatest fears as well as their love for one another.
Review: A slightly confusing, but creepy tale of horror and revenge.
I like scorpions. I think they are very cool creatures. However, while I would have snakes, lizards, and spiders for pets, I don’t think I would have a scorpion for a pet. They are better at a distance. I can’t imagine the horror to find that your house is infested with scorpions that seem dead set on terror. The horror was good and the revenge Joel got was sweet. I was confused by the scorpions. Where did they actually come from? Why didn’t they kill Joel? Despite my confusion, this was a good, quick horror read.
Recommendation: I would recommend this to fans of horror.