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By: damian

Mon, 02 Feb 2009 21:16:09 +0000

have to disagree with the last listener...I liked Deep Red much better. Still, this was an OK story, if slightly 'over-done' and short




By: Sgarre1

Sun, 25 Jan 2009 07:09:17 +0000

Thought it was solid, if slight. Would have made a nice page turner in an old issue of WEIRD TALES. Had a matter of fact, logical progression that worked to its advantage, a nice small scale that made the horror particularized. Good last line (much like DEEP RED, but this was a better story).

The brevity of the story was an asset, although it could have had a bit more internal character development. I'm thinking specifically of some idea of the character's religious/spiritual/philosophical views, considering what he's experiencing. He comments on the women's head scarves, it would have been interesting for the author to open his reaction a little more (I could have missed something).

Unfortunately, I'm really feeling zombie burn-out at this point. Not with this website, more with the genre of horror entire. The zombie (and by that I mean Romero-esque version, not the Vodun version) is dangerously close to entering the zone of overexposure that vampires did under Anne Rice in the mid-80's, eventually leading to them being expatriated into an entire sub-genre I can't stand and don't read. Please, zombies, please, say it ain't so...

Thanks For Listening

"Only the dead have seen the end of war."




By: LJ

Fri, 23 Jan 2009 15:55:43 +0000

Hey maybe you should try comedy!




By: Betty

Fri, 23 Jan 2009 15:52:39 +0000

I agree with Joe "heard it before" to me it was boring nothing new. I guess i'm looking for something that hasn't been told before something new and exciting. I also agree with Geoff it needed more details I don't know if it was the fact that you were trying to hurry through it or had no new ideas. Hey but don't give up!




By: Geoff

Thu, 22 Jan 2009 17:24:40 +0000

LOVED it! Wish it had been longer and more detailed.

Too many of the stories recently have been boring and difficult to finish. This was a pleasant breath of fresh air!

Thank you.




By: Joe Morgan

Mon, 19 Jan 2009 16:25:58 +0000

The story came across like something i've heard before, nothing new. Watch any early horror movies and you have the same story line heck just have a bad dream of running in one spot and the monster catching you. Hey but don't give up just go to sleep and have a few nightmares then write them down! Yes i know were suppose to dig deep into the true meaning of the story and unlock some primal fear that we all have Yadda Yadda Yadda.....




By: JP

Mon, 19 Jan 2009 15:56:15 +0000

Awesome story. Very enjoyable.