The Blackout by Sharon A. Austin could have been a great story, but the editing is so bad that it ruined the flow. I enjoyed the creature released from the earth after an earthquake, but the townspeople could've been more developed. I didn't necessarily feel any suspense or terror...mostly just observing events unfolding in a violent manner.
The bonus story piece at the end is actually far better...too bad the short story wasn't written with the same writing style. However, the extra story makes me think Austin is an author who does better with a full-length novel than a short story.