Bedtime Tales of Horror
NOTHING BUT SILENCE
Written by Bradley Poage
Here is another little tasty morsel of the macabre hot off the digital presses from Mr. Bradley Poage himself. I tell ya, this guy has some of the best horror ideas crammed into his head. I talk to him often and I just can’t believe he can keep coming up with such original plots time and time again.
In this story we get a little taste of the vengeful side of his horror mind.
The synopsis of the story is as follows:
Abby has released a killer record. Only problem is, it was stolen. Now, the original owner has come to collect from her a terrible price for her success.
See. Short and sweet and definitely gives you a chilling desire to read more.
With a fantastic introduction that leads you into the meat of the story, written in smooth transitions through shorter chapters, a new style for Poage, guiding you seamlessly from start to finish. The new format of the shorter and more frequent chapters is an excellent structure and really makes the story quite easy and speedy to read through. Plus, if you have to stop reading, because real life stops for no man or woman, the frequent shorter chapters give you the option of frequent stopping points without having to stop in the middle of a chapter and trying to remember what was going on in the midst of the story, find your train of thought or concentration again, etc. You just pick up at the next chapter. Super convenient.
Furthermore, there’s no choppiness or stuttering in the plot or makeup of the text, no weird timeline or plot jumps that make you sit and wonder “Wait, is this current? Is this a flashback? Is this a flash sideways? What the hell is happening here?”
This tiny tale of revenge is not only completely satisfying, but also shocking and disturbingly simple and creative. In fact, it reminds me of the kind of thing one might find in one of the SAW movies as a Jigsaw trap or similar to something from Stephen King from his Cat’s Eye years.
This is also one of those stories that even though you know you are supposed to feel for the “victim”, you can’t help but root for the “bad guy” as you relate to him and his predicament.
This tragic tale is very well written and is the perfect length for the current material included. It’s chilling and blood-curdling and will get blood pumping and hearts racing. This is surely to be a classic revenge tale to be enjoyed by all horror fans.
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