In a small park near his workplace, Benjamin McAuley finds two mysterious statues, sculptures that appear to defy the very laws of nature. Learning of the bizarre centuries-old legend behind the statues and of the man who built them, Benjamin is determined to investigate further.
on Dec. 13, 2010 :
And this, Sir, was even better. I read your "Vagabond Storyteller" eBook and found this gem too. I will now ensure I read the other two I see you have. You set the scene in an Edwardian seaside town wonderfully. I lived by the sea in Northern England for five years and the descriptions in this story brought me back to those grey and windy shores. The use of the statues as a plot device was great, full of suspense. Highly recommend this story - another great freebie too.
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on Sep. 15, 2010 :
This is a masterful short tale involving a man's creeping obsession with a pair of strange statues that bookend his favourite lunch spot. The language is beautiful and creates a wonderful sense of time and place, you can practically feel the bitter North Sea winds whipping in at you. The statues themselves are the touchstone to the story and it is their presence, back-story and relationship to the protagonist that makes this an effective and chilling piece of fiction.