The Noctuary

The Noctuary


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ISBN-13: 9781615725496
Publisher: Caliburn Press
Publication date: 12/01/2011
Pages: 66
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.16(d)

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The Noctuary 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ldosch More than 1 year ago
The Noctuary is a short story in the genre of Horror. Simon Ryan is a writer who has had a traumatic childhood. His dark writings have attacked the attention of one of the Dark Muses from Hell. To prove to Simon his potential writing powers, Meknok gives Simon an opportunity to re-write his childhood in exchange for becoming a scribe for Meknok. Simon learns that trying to re-write your past and control your life is a lot harder then the stroke of a pen. As a long time fan of Stephen King, I have read many, many of these bizarre story concepts, and I will admit at the end I had to stop a moment and think about the story as a whole. For a short story, it is broken up into two parts: one where Simon meets the dark muse who is trying to tempt Simon to write dark stories for him; and the second part is where Simon tries to re-write his past. Both parts of the story were very well written, and show that Greg can write various types of horror stories, one being the creepy, boogeyman hiding in the closet type, and the almost scarier, dangerous human with no moral compass and their only pleasure is in the fear and pain they cause others. It was an intriguing story and gives us a taste of Greg Chapman’s writing talent. Received review copy from the author. Thank you.