Sunday, September 9, 2012
The Grief School - by Matthew Tate - A cringe-worthy horror short
There are a number of Australian writers putting out very good stories in the horror genre. Without hesitation, I would say, one of those writers is the talented Matthew Tait.
Although The Grief School is relatively short, coming in at a mere 30 pages, it's certainly not lacking in punch.
For Myles Lacey, the death of his 43 year old wife did not cause the heavy grief one might expect in such a situation. In fact he felt a certain elation when he discovered her dead of a heart attack. This could have something to do with a secret he'd been keeping from her for sometime. Myles was, and still is, a compulsive gambler.
Enter Jango Ravana who is willing to pay off his debt. Jango is not your typical loan shark, if you don't meet your obligation, he's not sending some goons to break your legs. He has other was of teaching you a lesson.
Believe me, The Grief School has plenty of terror and more than a few cringe-worthy scenes. Jango Ravana is one sick and twisted individual. Overall, this is a quick read which I found very enjoyable. If you are easily offended, you might want to go for something else, but if you enjoy squirming while you read, this one's for you.
Currently available at Amazon.com where, if you're an Amazon Prime member, you can read it for free from the Kindle Lending Library.