Published by Pendragon Press on 1.1.2010
Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror
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Deep in the woods stands the mysterious Red House. It is a source of fascination to a group of local boys who find that the mystery deepens when they encounter a strange boy nearby.
"Captures the ambient fear of growing up, reminding me of Tim Lebbon and Graham Joyce, and at times evokes the spirit of Machen" - Stephen Volk
A young group of boys spending the bulk of their summer vacation in the woods meet a new boy named Lawrence. He’s dirty and bloody and generally beat up and he’s also quiet about his life. One day one of the boys follows Lawrence home. What does he find there? You’ll have to read this to find out!
THE RED HOUSE is a quiet little tale of dark fiction which I can’t say too much about without spoilers. It was creepy and atmospheric and perhaps an indictment of industrialism and what it has done to small towns?
Overall, I liked it and it was a pleasant way to spend my lunch hour.
*I received an e-copy of this short story in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it.*