Short, Sweet, and Snappy Review:
Author: C. Patrick Neagle
What I liked: the idea
What I didn’t like: It was a bit weird
Recommended Read: Yes
Rating: 3 Stars
This very short story (approx. 1200 words) was originally written for a Sleuth’s Ink Mystery Writer’s Group contest. Fear the dark, and mirrors, and the dangers within our own souls. Enjoy.
This is one of those shorts that I would recommend reading partly because it is a bit weird, and also on the same breath recommend the opposite for the same reason. For me it was somewhat disjointed in places and the events of the story didn’t really gel together very well.
Technically speaking, it was well written and well described. However, the biggest point for me was the idea behind it. Everything having an opposite, like the reflection in a mirror. It was an idea that kept me reading through until the end. But when I looked back on it to write the review, I found that it hadn’t stuck with me very well, and most of it just didn’t stand out very much.
But as it is a free read, it is worth picking up, if only to use it to pass a little bit of time. Click the book cover to go download it.