Arithmophobia is a collection of short stories by Ruschelle Dillion. The stories in this collection are each unique and very special.
Stories such as 'It Takes Two,' that talks about the issue of vanity and plastic surgery going in a different direction. Still, there are stories such as 'Four Men on Horses,' that discusses what seems to be the issues of the Four Horsemen of the apocalypse.
What I enjoyed most from these stories is the bit of introduction that this author puts in front of each story. Now if you have seen The Twlight Zone or some of those earlier mystery and horror type shows, you will know that each gives you an understanding of what is to come, what someone might do in dire circumstances and what they may feel is their only option.
I credit Dillon in taking the horror, the human nature that we possess and stretching it to the ultimate limits. I have never read a writer that is quite like this. In each story I felt as if I wanted these characters to learn their lesson or found myself saying to the characters "you should have known better."
I loved every story. There of course was a favorite story of mine, 'Three is as Magic as can be,' that talks about a serial killer and his idea of the number three. In this story she drives the fear of being different, of not belonging in one way or another and having that feeling making a person do unspeakable things.
There is not a good enough reason why you should not get Arithmophobia. You need to read each and every story in this book and cherish what you have, maybe make some changes in your life and hope for the best in every situation. This collection is one of the best I have read and will read over and over again. Don't be afraid, pick it up and take a read. I promise you it won't hurt, not even a little.