Lee Robert Adams
I am a writer and film critic living in Brno, Czech Republic.
I'm a Narrative Designer for a Game Developer and in my spare time I write movie reviews, articles and short fiction. I'm a regular contributor to the Brno Expat Centre blog, where I tailor my criticism to suit the tastes of my fellow expats, and champion Czech cinema whenever I can. I am also the co-founder of the Brno Writers Group, and the Brno Short Story Writing Contest, where I also served as a jury member.
My fiction tends towards the weird end of the scale, featuring elements of horror, supernatural, sci-fi, comedy and social realism, often in the same story. My current project is creating contemporary versions of the classic ghost stories by M.R James.
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Whistle and I'll Come to You
by Lee Robert Adams
(3.88 from 8 reviews)
Published: November 16, 2017
Troubled by the recent suicide of a friend, a young teacher heads to the seaside to get away from it all. His destination is Dunwich on the East Anglian coast, famed for its fish and chips, phantom bells, and a city lost beneath the waves. He discovers an ancient whistle with a mysterious inscription, and playing the instrument summons a supernatural force that haunts his every step…
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on Feb. 17, 2013
I think "Falling" does a grand job of building tension and creating a sense of vertigo. Loses a star for me for a few cliched phrases (pounding like a hammer) and odd word choices, but otherwise a neat little story.
A Medical Exam
on Feb. 18, 2013
Tight, economical and chilling. While I felt the characters never really came to life, the dialogue was clinical and precise, and the precision of the dialogue generated a tension all of its own.
I didn't quite understand the wider purpose of the treatment, but the final twist gave a pleasurable sinking feeling of a dystopian society where everyone is hypnotised. I think this piece could be spun out to examine its characters and its themes more closely.
on Feb. 19, 2013
I was impressed by the strong voice of the character in "Pieces". The concise style of the prose really brought her to life. The story loses a Star for me because of the huge dense blocks of text - on one hand, it reads like a transcription, but dividing it up into smaller, easier to digest paragraphs would make it a much more enjoyable read. Still impressive work, though.
on March 31, 2013
The two female characters come across very strongly in this piece, although there is little physical description of them. Their personalities resonate in the dialogue, which is terse and realistic.
A Small Measure of Anxious Grace
on Jan. 11, 2014
I really liked the calm, dignified tone of this story. Perhaps it could be a little longer to give the characters chance to expand, but otherwise you did a fine job - I was certainly engaged enough to care about them come the inevitable disaster at the end.
on Jan. 12, 2018
This story had a good build up of suspense, largely thanks to the tense dynamic between the three characters. Personally I would have liked to find out a bit more about the crime they'd just committed. However, it kept me guessing all the way till the end. A pacy, fun story to read.