Curfew (Short Sharp Shocks! Book 55) by Kev Harrison

When Jamie takes his girlfriend for a summer anniversary getaway by the sea, he thinks only the great British weather can ruin his plans. But he hasn’t accounted for Mrs Heinz, the bizarre proprietor of The Sailor’s Rest, and her obsessive fixation on midnight and curfew…

The IndieMuse Review

When you take your girlfriend for an anniversary getaway, there are certain RULES that one must abide by in order to successfully survive the weekend. Some of them are universal:

  • You can’t handle the truth!
  • Double tap.
  • It puts the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again.
  • There’s no crying in baseball!
  • If you build it, he will come.
  • All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
  • Do NOT go in there!
  • You do not talk about fight club.
  • Nobody puts baby in the corner.
  • Nobody makes me bleed my own blood!
  • Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep.

So, how hard can it be to remember the curfew?!

This short story was atmospheric, but the ending could have been stronger if it wasn’t so abrupt.


Mort Stone lives in untamed Africa, where he rides his lion to work every morning to slave away as a scientist who learned how to fake competency.

Reading is his passion…well, the one he can admit to, anyway. As an aggressive pacifist, he chooses to fight vicariously through stories which can bring him no physical harm.

While he is almost confidant that his IQ is in the top 50%, his wife regularly reminds him of all the stupid things he does. He will neither admit nor deny the accusations of sarcasm, but he can act like he cares. Most of the time.

As an avid reader of horror and thrillers, and somewhat of a movie buff in those genres, he still blames his insomnia on Global Warming. Because he can.

He would also like to apologize in advance for any swear words which might slip through…he will blame that on the insomnia.

2 reviews for Curfew (Short Sharp Shocks! Book 55) by Kev Harrison

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  1. Ismael Krizan  

    Top-notch story, with a such a twist of an ending. I will definitely seek out other works from author.

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  2. Tilda Beachy  

    I absolutely loved this book! I’m looking forward to reading more from the author. Highly recommended!

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