Monday, April 26, 2010
Dollar Bin Horror Spotlight - Her Black Wings
Her Black Wings is the first story of The Darkening series of stories by Thom Brannan also on Darktomorrow.net. It's the story of a private eye hired to protect Lauren, a seemingly innocent woman who fears for her life after her boyfriend, another private eye, was shot to death. The story is told through flashbacks, or more correctly memories, told from what seems to be a hospital bed. As the story progresses, we learn that someone isn't as innocent as they once appeared to be... The story is intriguing, unique, and down right creepy! As the past events are recounted, you get a chill on the back of your neck that tells you shit is about to go down. You get the story's image in your head, and want to keep reading. I don't want to give the ending away, but the change in the villainous character's demeanor is progressively haunting as the story goes on, almost as if they can control you with a simple look. It's a light read (I read it in about 15-20 minutes) but it's exciting and wonderfully paced. After reading this one, you'll want to read the other stories on the site, trust me. And like all the other stories on the site, it's 100% free to read! I'm usually not this excited about things I read online, but the writers on this site have an amazing talent that should not be missed. The only thing that bugs me it the site's background, it gets pretty dark and you have to highlight some of the words to read them, but don't let it stop you cause the story is well worth it. Head over to Darktomorrow.net and check it out!