Trick or Death – Short Story – Calvin Demmer
Demmer writes a short tale about an ego driven teen, who takes his pranks one step too far. It was well-written and easy to read. I read it before sleep consumed me the other night. I will admit, I was not sad to see the teenage boy meet his dark destiny. My only criticism is that the main characters reaction to pain/fear could have been more convincing. It was a bit lackluster.
However, like Demmer’s past work I feel that this story shows where Demmer is going as an author. I won’t be surprised when he completes his first full length novel. His various short stories feel like the grease to get his engines going. Demmer is a promising horror author, it will be interesting to watch what else he will create with his dark imagination.
If you are a fan of the gore, and like a bit of fright, then this short snack will hold you over until you grow ravenous again.
You can find the story on Amazon in Kindle for 99 cents.
Synopsis: Halloween was the perfect time for Barry Steiner to put his plan into action. The only problem was not everyone in the neighborhood wanted to play his victim.
THE MAN BEHIND THE STORY:
Calvin Demmer is a crime, mystery, and speculative fiction author. He has had over thirty stories published in various magazines and anthologies. When not writing, he is intrigued by that which goes bump in the night and the sciences of our universe.
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*I received a free copy of the story in exchange for an honest review.