Useless Monster [NOOK Book]

Overview

He would stand in the shadows and watch me sleep and I have this aching feeling he knew I was awake, and he would whisper useless monster over and over until I dreamt it night after night.

Useless Monster is the story told through the eyes of a child who can do nothing to please his parents. His life is filled with ridicule and torment, and all he wants is to be loved. How much would you take?

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Overview

He would stand in the shadows and watch me sleep and I have this aching feeling he knew I was awake, and he would whisper useless monster over and over until I dreamt it night after night.

Useless Monster is the story told through the eyes of a child who can do nothing to please his parents. His life is filled with ridicule and torment, and all he wants is to be loved. How much would you take?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032872634
  • Publisher: D.K. Ryan
  • Publication date: 11/8/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 241,808
  • File size: 70 KB

Meet the Author

I didn't pick up my first book until I was nineteen years old, and having now reached the ripe old age of thirty eight, I think that I've made up for all those lost years by reading every single horror novel I could get my hands on. From Stephen King's IT to The Doll Who Ate His Mother, by Ramsey Campbell.I've devoured them all. I can't get enough. Names of those authors became part of my everyday conversation, Edward Lee, Jack Ketchum, Graham Masterton, Richard Laymon, Robert McCammon, Bentley Little and Lisa Tuttle. It got to a point where I thought that I knew these people personally, and they all left a horrific taste in my mouth.So a year ago I decided to try my hand at writing. What happened was that now I have a number of self published short stories and an 85,000 word manuscript which I'm currently editing along with a head full of many more stories screaming to get out.I've never been one to take things too seriously but I will defend horror to my dying breath. I love reading horror almost as much as writing and hope through constant learning and feedback I can make the genre proud.D.K. Ryan.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    An honest review

    I love this type of writting. But the aurthor asked for an honest review and so here goes. The story was good, but short even for a short story. It was more like a poem to me. I loved it but I think there could have easily been more. This story could have gone in so many different directions. Also, its labled as a horror story, but it wasnt scary. I found it to be more like some odd dream; at least thats what I was thinking as I read it. The last thing I have to say about it is that the overview said it was from a childs point of view, so I pictured it to be like Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night or Boy Called IT. However I didnt get the impression of a child. Hope this wasnt too harsh and I hope this helps!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Short Read.

    I thought this was a well written short, yes it could have been longer. I however, do not think it needed to be any longer. Hopefully it will help someone out there realize the damage words can cause people especially children.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2013

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    Ok story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Okay

    Very short. A little warped and twisted.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    !

    This is a good short story. It would be nice if it was made into a full length book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Liked

    I liked this short story. I would definately read another one by this author. Hopefully future ones will be longer though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    No

    It isnt really a horror story..im sure the child thought the parents were horrific...but it had npnthing horrific in it...aside from the abuse

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    What the hell was this???

    This was boring, there was virtually no plot in this SHORT story, made no sense, and frankly after reading this I will never read another book by this author. It seemed like it was written by a child trying to sound like steven king

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Mm

    Could have been longer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    recommend

    Just slow

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    Posted September 10, 2012

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    Posted December 31, 2011

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