Danse Macabre


5 Stars (5 / 5)

The dead beckon and the little girl obeys. Night after night she answers the graveyard’s call, though she dreads her encounters with the creature that dwells there.

But she’ll soon come to learn that memories are much more dangerous than monsters…

What a fabulously devilish little story. At just 60 pages, this novelette was a breeze to finish, and when I did I immediately turned around and read it again. It’s hard to imagine a reader that would not become ensnared by the eerie web this book weaves. From the very first line you are taken in:

A hunter’s moon glowers down on a grown-over graveyard. Its bloody light spills onto a pathway that snakes between cracked headstones like a ribbon of red moonlight.

DOES THIS NOT SOUND SO AWESOME?!

There are so many unique elements to this little adventure. Written with an amazing amount of texture for being so short, this story introduces you to a little girl named Blue who seems to be doing a bit of the devils bidding as of recently. The chapters go backwards, but by a couple in you realize why and begin to think it’s a clever idea.

Since the story is so short the author has to work hard to make us connect with the characters and in this story she makes it seem so effortless. There is nothing scarier than creepy little kids and Blue is no exception. Her beautiful words paint the most dreary picture of this young girls life and what is left of it, in the end a horrible tragedy unfolding right in front of your eyes.

The hunter’s moon glowers down. The little girl walks along the path. Her shadow stretches long behind her, and it is filled with death.”

ALL THESE LINES ARE JUST FROM PAGE ONE PEOPLE!!

The ending may have been a little bit predictable, only because I watch too much TV, but that didn’t matter to me because this short story was all about the journey, not the destination, and this journey was all around chilling. From what I can see, this is the only fictional piece that this author has published to date, but you can believe that I will be paying attention to this author, ready to gobble up anything else she puts down in print. 5/5 stars.

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ssmithwife

Sara is a book hobbit that lives in a house of all boys, located in the promised land. Books stack the walls to the ceiling in some places, and she just keeps adding more. She was raised on top of a mountain that is locked in the dead of winter ten months of the year. She wears a size eleven shoe and enjoys her chicken cooked on the BBQ grill. In addition to reading she enjoys pinning crafts on Pinterest that she will never make and watching movies about people with sad lives or documentaries about serial killers.

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