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#ShortReadsSaturdays (REVIEW) Curfew by Philip Harris @SolitaryMindset


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A Short Story


Author: Philip Harris
Category: Horror, Short Story, Dystopian, Dark, Creature Horror, Suspense Thriller, Supernatural
Suitable for: Adults
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Format Read for Review: Kindle.
Pages: 26

Description: As a child the most traumatic moment of his life was captured on film making him the poster boy for the cost of war. Now as an adult he makes a living off photographing the ruins of civilization.

In a country ravaged by unending war and violence a man who has already lost everything discovers more to lose in the darkness after curfew.

In Short: This is a scary short story full of violence and frightening creatures. If you like dark short stories, supernatural and dystopian genres, lots of danger and suspense, check this one out.

“It’s a dangerous area; most nights my sleep is disturbed by gunfire, and the walls run with black water when it rains, but the danger brings with it plenty of material for photographs.”

Pros: This story is well written, fun to read and has a chilling ending. Very dark and full of thrilling suspense. I was really cheering for our protagonist as he hid and I didn’t think it was going to end the way it did. In the end the story comes full circle with the beginning, filling in some blanks and leaving a lot of darkness up to the readers imagination. I love the description of the creatures. Very unique and frightening. A lot of story is packed into 26 pages. Great sample of the authors writing skills and creativity. I would have liked to see a lot more of this world, I wish the story was longer. The briefness of the story did help make the really sad parts of the story easy to swallow.

Cons: I just wish it wasn’t so short and brief. A lot of questions remain and much more could have been felt.

Parent’s Guide: Violence, death, gore.


reviewed by O


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