Read on June 25, 2015 — I own a copy
Synopsis: When a strange rash of arson breaks out, the culprit – or culprits? – is like nothing anyone expects, in this short story of “weird fiction” in the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft.
Bookish Things: 6 pages, this book gives you but a tiny glimpse into something far bigger. The cover is delightfully simple, but works with the story.
Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $0.75
I wasn’t 100% sure where the story was going when I started reading, an old guy moaning about progress, the loss of the woods around his property and such. But it quickly escalated and took a rather bizarre turn.
I must admit, the twist in the tail end really is what secured this short story it’s 3 stars. It was over so quickly, but rather juicy, in a horrific sense.
The writing style is simple, with the exception of the drawl-like speech of the old man. It should be easily accessible to most readers.
An interesting tale and very quick read.