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Richard I. Prescott is an author with an unhealthy obsession with the horrific, the disturbing, the fantastical, the grotesque, and the cracks in the wall. From his pen drips tales of fantastical terror populated with intriguing characters that usually exist upon the fringe of society.
A young author from England, Richard I. Prescott currently lives in a little town comprised of pubs and much greenery. You can usually find him running from the town-folk as they chase him with pitchforks and lit torches. Richard enjoys nothing more than disturbing his friends and family with nasty stories, having heated arguments with his reflection, manically laughing at absolutely nothing, replacing horror movie soundtracks with the benny hill music, watching footage of “real” exorcisms while eating popcorn, slaying goblins, dressing as a Greek God and riding around town upon the back of a unicorn, and performing black magic by chanting the lyrics to ’Barbie Girl’ as he dances nude around a cauldron in the local supermarket car park.
After spending three years writing short stories, Richard has recently began working on his first novel, ‘Smoke.’ He promises that it shall be one of the most entertaining, and wonderfully weird books that you shall ever read.
Richard I. Prescott delights in exploring darker themes, and dancing in the playground of the damned. Won't you dance with him?
Jennifer Malone Wright
on June 15, 2011 :
The Dragon Whore by Richard I. Prescott was a great read for a short story. It isn’t horribly graphic so you can’t judge a book by its title. In this short story Richard I. Prescott takes us into Amsterdam and Thorne House, where the whores aren’t merely prostitutes, they are artists. Sir Fredrick Lurmack becomes drawn to Jeanski, who is kind to him, but does not choose him for her companion each night. In the midst of Lurmack trying to get a night with Jeanski his assistant disappears without a trace.
I found this story intriguing because I don’t normally read short stories that sit well with me; I’m really sort of a novel length kind of girl. The end was good enough to leave me wondering, but not so much that I was angry it ended because I wanted more.
The other two stories, The Witch of Snowdonia and A Cold Heart were good too. My favorite of all three was The Dragon Whore, but I did like The Witch of Snowdonia quite a bit because it gave an insight into the main character and the witch, I don’t really want to say a whole lot because the story is so short and I don’t want to give anything away. But it is good.
I’ll say, for the last story, A Cold Heart, that I totally love the idea of an entire town being unexpectedly iced over. That was an excellent concept, but A Cold Heart took a lot more to keep my attention than the other two did.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)