Positive words from a fan about the recent release: Arnos Vale.
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 18:52:09 -0800
Subject: RE: Arnos Vale
Another one that seems a fun mixture of your unique narrative voice and the spirit of Mr. Lovecraft. The set-up of the tale builds the gentle “creep” of the dark atmosphere slowly under your skin until you can’t resist the shiver at the crescendo of the action. I love the imagery of this one, and the fact this is an actual grave-yard site adds even more to the story. I like it! *grins*
Arnos Vale is a short story (horror; 3,900 words) It was a simple job. Graves in Arnos Vale were being dug up by vandals; the caskets opened and then left, apparently with nothing removed. Senseless acts, yet executed with relentless effort. All he had to do was keep a watch on the place, do some rounds and make a few snap checks. Call the police if he saw anything. Easy money for old rope? Not quite. There is a cancer that grows and spreads through the ground beneath our feet. Arnos Vale is a portal to a world of mist and shadows, where the foolish can stumble upon terrors that should not be and glimpse Nature’s cruel and despicable secrets.
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