If That Looking Glass Gets Broken

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
A short horror story about a lonely old woman who is looking forward to being able to talk to her son, her lovely son, he is so sweet, she can pour words on him and he'll soak it all up.
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Words: 1,070
Language: English
About Karl Drinkwater

Sometimes Karl's writing spends time in the sunlit patches of literary fiction, where it likes to picnic beneath an old oak tree, accompanied by a bottle of wine, some cake, and a good book. At other times his words slope off into the dark shadows of horror fiction, and if you follow them you might hear chains rattling behind locked doors and the paranoid screams of the lost echoing in the distance. There is no obligation to enjoy both of those avenues. His aim is to tell a good story, regardless of genre.

Karl loves exercise, computer games, the natural environment, animals, social justice and zombies.

To find out more, please visit Karl's blog http://karldrinkwater.blogspot.com

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Review by: Mareena McGirr on July 23, 2014 :
The old woman's marriage to her husband hadn't necessarily always been the best, she reflected. They had weathered their share of storms, to be sure, but now both husband and wife were content to view their tribulations as tempests in a teapot. Besides, the old woman thought fondly, her husband was a grumpy old sourpuss at times, but she loved him nonetheless.

And, as always, there was her son to think of. Such a polite, well-behaved, handsome, bright boy! She had considered him the "best of all her sons" - secretly, of course - it would never do for her husband to discover she was harboring favorites, now would it? He would be upset with her.

However, enough day-dreaming. Her son needed to fed. Her husband was right: soup was so nourishing; and her son was such a good boy to let his mother feed him.

I read this story in one night. This was certainly a very suspenseful story, but the ending was much more shocking than I expected. As this was such a short story, I appreciated the suspenseful build-up and that is what made the ending all the more shocking to me.

This was the first story by Karl Drinkwater that I've read, so I'm not sure if this is his typical writing style, however this first story earned a B+! from me. I will certainly be keeping my eyes open for more from Karl Drinkwater in the future.
(review of free book)

Review by: tony parsons on Feb. 19, 2014 :
My husband doesn’t listen to me very much. My son might understand & listen to me a little more.
Not the ending you will expect. I’m glad I have an open mind.
Cool book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written horror short story (book). It was very easy to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. Quite a few twists/turns. No grammar errors, repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of interesting scenarios & a great host of characters. This could make a great scary movie or TV series. No doubt in my mind a very easy rating of 5 stars for this book.
Thank you for the free book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
(review of free book)

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