A free short story from the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of The Lazarus Succession and The Patmos Enigma.
Recommended for new adults and adults alike.
Always take heed of the locals…
Tick tock tick tock, you should never be alone with a speaking clock.
It’s timeless and sees and hears all. And it knows your weaknesses…
‘The Long Case Clock’ gave me the feeling of Brothers Grimm meets Edgar Allan Poe. It had the eerie atmosphere/premise and violence of Poe’s work with the morose warnings popular of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. There’s a very cinematic feel to the story, making it easy to picture it on the big screen.
The way the author melded the psychological aspects of the main character’s struggles with his own self-worth, dreams, and his crumbling relationship with a supernatural force that uses these things to nurture his darker, aggressive, and arguably selfish thoughts makes for an intriguing read. It has the reader second-guessing their own feelings and actions as well as how much they are to blame for what dim places they may find themselves in.
This short story is free and if it’s anything to judge by, Ken Fry’s numerous other works are surely captivating. So if you snag this story, be sure to check out his other books.
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~Sahreth ‘Baphy’ Bowden
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