Worse Than An Orphan's Curse

Rated 4.00/5 based on 1 reviews
A short fantasy story wherein an orphan's curse brings about the death of a ship's captain, but the captain's dying curse is worse. (Yes, the title is lifted from that poem by Coleridge)
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Price: Free! USD
Words: 2,110
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301015672
About Rik Hunik

I’m fifty-seven years old. I live in Quesnel, BC, Canada, with my wife Jo and a 17-pound, blue-eyed, white cat named Mister. I mostly build houses and shops to earn a living but I’ve written dozens of stories, including fantasy, horror, sword & sorcery, mystery, humor, erotica, and science fiction, frequently combining genres. Thirty have been published in small press magazines and e-zines, from the 200-word "The Hole" in Ascent Aspirations, to the 10,000-word novelette "Levels" in Buzzy Mag, published in May, 2012. My high score is four stories to Barbaric Yawp, Some of them are available now as ebooks at Smashwords.
I also dabble in art and photography. I have over forty of my own paintings hanging in my home. I build inukshuks and sell them in a local craft shop. I take photographs of them and photoshop them into art prints.
Contact me at: rikhunik@hotmail.com

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Review by: Michael Carter on Feb. 15, 2014 :
More good writing here; Rik Hunik could easily become a favourite author.

This story is an enjoyable glimpse into a fantasy world, and tells the second-hand story of a curse and counter-curse. Easy to read, descriptive, and compelling, but I give it four stars instead of five because while the ending is satisfying enough, I thought the piece ended too early, without much of a climax; there didn't seem to be quite the completeness and closure that I was looking forward to. Of course, this is always better than a story that rambles on. Here, I wanted more.

Good story. I will read more, Mr. Hunik.
(review of free book)

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