Bedtime Tales of Horror: Hatchlings
Bedtime Tales of Horror
Written by Bradley Poage
In this wicked and worrisome tale, we are rapidly reminded that no good deed goes unpunished. A lesson that has been taught time and time again over the years and through the many generations. We get warned by our elders, “No good deed goes unpunished.” As children that sentence makes no sense and we roll our eyes, often thinking that the adults are just talking out of their asses and they don’t even really speak our language. Yet as we age and we offer a helping hand here and there, we find that the old adage is true. Somehow, no matter how hard you try to be on the side of righteousness and the divine there seems to always be something that thwarts your efforts, not to mention somehow punishing you for being the do-gooder at the same time. It’s like you see someone in need, you do your good deed in helping and then the universe takes your generosity and not only slaps you in the face with it, but also throws you a solid gut punch and perhaps a good kidney shot or uppercut to the jaw. Either way, you tried to help and there you are down for the count.
And such is the story for our two lovely ladies in this tale Hatchlings. Meet Amber and Sarah. We open with Sarah walking by a van, hearing Amber crying for help from the inside. Sarah, like many of us would, does everything she can to get Amber out of the van she is being held captive in. Amber is terrified and Sarah knows time is short from Amber’s intense fear and anxiety. They get free. But the nightmare has only just begun.
Can you imagine? One minute you’re just trying to help someone out of a dangerous situation and the next thing you know, nothing is what it should be but everything is as it seems. Amber and Sarah become captive victims of unknown people for reasons unknown to them. There is no one to help them. No one to explain what is happening. And no one knows where they are.
With graphic stomach-turning images created for our devilish pleasure, this tale of terror is certain to make anyone cringe and shudder in the most glorious of horror genre ways. And following in true divine fashion and the thought of being the do-gooder, Poage has written this is a way that makes the reader form somewhat of an attachment to the characters Amber and Sarah. You start to feel with them and for them as they wage war against their fate, urging them on through their terrifying obstacles.
This is without a doubt a story you won’t want to miss. This one will leave you pulling your feet up off the ground and wondering what lurks in the darkness around you. Maybe that really IS a monster under your bed…
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