I’m proud to announce a new Colin F. Barnes short story. This title is part of an on going process of writing and publishing short stories for under a dollar. Dark Metaphor is psychological/horror story that isn’t about the gore, but rather the lengths humans can go for their art.
Benedict Fry, a struggling writer living in an unforgiving city is ready to pack it all in, give up on his dream, and return to a soul-destroying job with a bank.
Facing failure, and having his dreams crushed, a friend provides him with a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet with his literary idol. From that fateful meeting, everything changes for Benedict as he gains a new outlook on life that comes with a whole new set of dark consequences.
Coming in at just under 7k, it’s a longish short story that you can complete in one sitting, like a commute or a lunch break.
“This is a short story that can be read in one sitting but you will read it in one sitting as you won’t want to put it down. It is well paced with fine detail with the hint of horror that makes the imagination work rather than spelling it out in a gore fest. The only thing I would like is to see more, what happened to stinky Pete and the writer-hero? More please Mr Barnes!” — L.K. Jay
“I really love how Colin writes. I immediately feel connected to the character and can identify with his plight. As the story progresses, the suspense and tension builds and I have to keep reading until the ultimate conclusion.” — L.B. Diamond
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