Thursday, August 14, 2014
Blackout - by Tim Curran - Totally compelling novella. Dark Fiction at it's very best
Blackout has one of the best opening paragraphs of anything I've read in 2014. "The story I'm going to tell you is about what happened after the lights went out. I'm going to tell you what happened to our beautiful green world and the people that called it home. Understand, it's not a happy story and there is no moral. It's not that kind of story." Wow.
The best part is that Tim Curran then proceeds to deliver a compelling story that starts like the best episodes of The Twilight Zone and evolves into a story driven by a high-powered engine running on all cylinders which turns into the kind of nightmare Michael Bay must have.
Something creepy is happening during a storm in the quiet neighborhood on Piccamore Way. After the lights go out people start to go missing. What happens next is scary beyond words. To say more would give too much away. I'd rather readers have the joy of discovering the horror themselves.
Blackout is far and away my favorite novella of 2014. Like a ride on Kingda Ka, the worlds fastest tallest roller coaster, it's over before you know it, but oh, what a rush.
Blackout is published by Darkfuse and will be available for the Kindle through Amazon.com on August 19th, 2014. You can read it for FREE if you've subscribed to Kindle Unlimited, but at $2.99, Blackout is worth every penny.