The Grove

Rated 4.00/5 based on 3 reviews
"I'll start with her legs and stab the knife over and over again into her flesh, slowly at first, then I'll pick up speed. I'll force her to watch her own blood form red spiderwebs across her white skin. Lead on harlot. Lead on to your killing field..." Written to disgust and disturb, this gory short story is not for the faint of heart. More
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Words: 1,580
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301426522
About Catherine Lockey

Unlike most people, I don't close my eyes to the dark paradigms around me. Instead, I integrate them into fictional characters who generate their own horror. In my opinion, the real fiction in my stories is the occasional justice meted out to those who deserve it.

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Review by: Selena Faith on Oct. 26, 2012 :
Absolutely loved it!
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Review by: David Blake on Oct. 06, 2012 :
The dialogue in this story is lacking quotation marks, which I found irritating, and there were some other punctuation faults too. Apart from that, some passages are well written, others are a little bland, although at least the writer uses metaphors and similies to colour the descriptions which many other Smashwords writers I've sampled don't attempt.
The plot is reasonable enough but I'd have liked some foreshadowing of the grove's 'properties', and more dynamics between the two characters - what little dialogue there is in this piece is completely lifeless.
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Review by: Scott Crowder on Sep. 28, 2012 :
I always enjoyed the splatterpunk genre of horror fiction - the brutality and gore and disregard for any sense of propriety. But brutality always has to be balanced out with humanity, something that splatterpunk in general failed to do a lot of the time. Unfortunately the human element is missing from this story too, which is unfortunate, because the author has a very powerful writing style and a telling grip on the language. I would ask her to develop the characters more; we know a bit about Jess's childhood, but only because the author tells us at the beginning of the story. Instead, it might have been more impressive to have these revelations revealed through Jess's reactions to Adam's attack in the grove itself. I would end by saying that, though the story is emotionally distant, it's professionally written, professional enough that I look forward to reading what the author comes up with next.
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