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A short, haunting tale about a troubled Edward's nightmares.
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  • Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
  • Words: 2,940
  • Language: American English
  • ISBN: 9781310731266
About Sean Stec

Hi hello my name is Sean Stec. I'm 19 years old, native to Rockville, MD. Currently, I'm a full-time student at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. So basically music is my passion. But I do enjoy writing every now and then, so I hope you enjoy my various works-to-come!

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Review by: bbrocious on Dec. 2, 2015 : (no rating)
I felt a knot in my chest a few lines in. Well done.
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Review by: Dana Sato on Feb. 10, 2015 : (no rating)
What's really great about this story is the pace and its slow buildup - the anticipation is nicely crafted. That is honestly one of the hardest things to do, and difficult to teach - so it's great that you've already got a good handle on it.

I would caution you about two major things that can take away from stories that rely on pacing and anticipation: passive voice (iterations of is, am, was, were, be, being, been) and adverbs.

In regards to the passive voice, make sure that each of Edward's actions are his own - they're not being done to him (or, if they are, allow whatever it is doing it to him is owned by that subject). Allowing your subjects to "own" their actions will allow for greater buildup and help your reader feel more of the main character's fear.

Adverbs - as much as you can, get rid of them. This kind of goes in line with the same reasoning as getting rid of passive voice. For example, if someone "gently stroked the cat," you can get rid of the word "gently" - it's assumed that stroking a cat is gentle and not clobbering the animal. Again, getting rid of these helps your reader stay in the moment with the character.

Keep writing - and let me know when you have more! I'd love to read it.
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Review by: CathyStec on Feb. 7, 2015 :
Loved it!! You really played with the reader's fears and phobias.
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Review by: goofy25 on Jan. 28, 2015 :
Great story. I'm really glad I didn't read it at night! I loved the play between light and dark. The reader can really feel the overwhelming and paralyzing fear coming from the darkness as well as the hope and comfort that only the light can bring. Thanks for sharing.
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Review by: jodenesparks on Jan. 17, 2015 :
I liked the pace of the story. Felt the main character's fear building as I neared the ending. Good start Mr. Stec.
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