This short story is an experimental parody in the modern ghost genre. It uses irony and an unreliable narrator in the tradition of Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’.
The narrator, Dr Eric Swell is an entirely fictional character and all of his views are tongue-in-cheek. The irony of his point of view becomes apparent later in the story.
This is story which simply asks the question: ‘What if?’.
What if there were mysteries in this world which shouldn’t be experimented with?
Readers of a sensitive disposition and younger readers are advised to read the story with caution… after all, look at what happens to the good Dr Swell.
It is on Amazon as an ebook here.
5 out of 5 stars
This kids got talent, 3 Mar 2014
Review by harryup n. giveitago (Italian on my mothers side)
First off I like his style. Style is important because it is the first point of contact between the writer and the reader. Not many have it this kid does.
I doubt he would like me to compare him to Nietzsche, so I will but I’ll keep it brief. It’s watered down Nietzsche because he is not crazy it’s easy to read but there is a very real point he is trying to make, a cornerstone of any writer worth anything.
The feeling that emanated for me whilst reading, the genies, that ever present voice guiding you towards something you think you want. Then the flip to reality was a nice touch.
A materialistic world that craves the weird the whacky and the made up, all join the doctor and just dream I’m sure you’ll get what you want.