Saturday, March 19, 2011

Here Comes The Rain by Rebecca Senese

Rebecca Senese is an up and coming horror/sci-fi author of immense talent that I think y'all need to know about.

I'm a fan of promoting those close to you, and being that Senese is based in Toronto (as I am), I couldn't think of anyone better to introduce you to.

Her short story - Here Comes The Rain - is a great example of psychological horror, and an unintended homage to the brilliant storytelling of The Twilight Zone.

It's really hard to review short fiction, but I'm going to give it a go here. Truth is, if I didn't think that this was a story and/or author that you should really check out, I wouldn't say anything. Here goes...

Over the past few years, Bertie has been working on his problems with his doctor, Paul Lansky. But one night as Bertie confronts his fear of carnivals, Paul discovers that maybe the Fun House isn't the worst thing to fear.

Senese's writing style really reminds me of the old Twilight Zone story lines, complete with wicked twists, strange occurrences, and red herrings. The flow is something I haven't seen in self published material in a long time, amounting to a very engaging and entertaining read. The description and setting in this tales is subtle, but when Senese wants to pack on the gore or produce a chill, she does so without a hitch.

The overall effect of the story is genuinely scary, leaving the reader with a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment. The old school vibe really sits very well and stokes the flames for a trip into memory lane with some of your old favorites.

This is definitely an author to check out. You can grab this story at Smashwords, and at Amazon. For 99 cents, you really can't go wrong. Visit Senese's website here, and follow her on Twitter.

PBH.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the heads-up on Rebecca's writing. Always stoked to find another local writer to follow!

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  2. This looks great! I am such a sucker for Midway/Carnival settings.

    Thanks for the review!

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  3. I concur on the carnival settings being a draw. I'll have to keep this one in mind, too. Nice review.

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  4. Sounds good. Just purchased it on Smashwords. Love carnival-themed horror as well.

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  5. Nice story looks very interesting when is the next part coming.

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