For today’s Indie April pick, I will talk about the dark fantasy short story, As Black Roses Bleed, by Morgan Wright.
If darkness be hidden,
And thorns persist,
Let peace live on…
But if thorns be slit,
And eyes reopen,
Let death befall.
It is tricky to review a short story without giving away the story or giving spoilers (I think this is my first one), so I will try my best 😁
As Black Roses Bleed is about a witch, a curse on a village, and a boy at the centre of it. Theirs is a grim world, where hope and happiness is but a fool’s dream.
Reading this story is like opening Pandora’s box and being caught in the chaos. It is like screaming without making a sound. It feels like a prelude to an epic dark fantasy novel, rather than just a short story.
There is enough intrigue and mystery to stay with you long after you read the final sentence. As Black Roses Bleed lingers on in your mind like a nightmare you can’t escape when you close your eyes.
I hope that you give this short story a read. It is great writing by a fantastic writer.
You can read the short story for yourself here: https://commontonguezitne.com/article/as-black-roses-bleed/…
I have one more book remaining for Indie April. I hope that you choose an Indie book for your next read.
I hope that you have a great day 😊 Thank you for reading today’s blog post.
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