By: Paul Goat Allen
Publish Date: May 14, 2013
Format: ebook, 11pgs
Recommendation: If you love rich descriptive tales with a poetic prose, pick it up. These short pages will mesmerize.
On an idyllic summer afternoon, the end of the world arrives uninvited on the doorsteps of residents of a sleepy little town in the suburbs of Syracuse, New York.
The roots of this impending cataclysm go back almost a century and stretch deep underneath the ground to the subterranean labyrinths beneath an abandoned quarry with a dark history - where a nightmarish evil has been growing unchecked for decades...
This isn't that story.
the madman had lived in the upper floors of the old barn ever since he could remember.
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**I purchased this story for my own enjoyment.
The glimpse of a madman living in the old barn as he goes through his days. How he came to be, and what he dreams of... which could come true...
This is a short read, a full eleven pages. The descriptions are rich and vibrant, drawing a clear picture of the surroundings and the rise and fall of emotions of the madman. I feel as I've just visited a new place in the world and got an inside glance to Paul Goat Allen as he bares a portion of his soul in this poetic tale. Mad me feel for this man, and toward the world that hurt and shunned him. Even create him. I even smiled and chuckled at the one-liners remembered by his grandfather.
A bound of emotions wrapped together tightly. Memories of his life told, creating an image of the man we see. Yet, hope seeps through at moments.
In the end...wow. A part of me hopes the madman's fantasy has come true.
At the end of the story, a feeling crept in me that reminded me of A Canticle for Leibowitz. I enjoyed that story, and this short one.