on November 21, 2011
Pages: 19 pages
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THE WICKED MUST BE PUNISHED...
A ten-year-old boy finds solace from his abusive father in the cornfields where his 'friends' reside. One of these friends is a scarecrow. The others are crows.
When his father's violence goes too far, something must be done, and before the night is up, the wicked will learn that vengeance comes in many shapes and sizes.
This short story also appears in WARPED: A Menapace Collection of Short Horror, Thriller, and Suspense Fiction
Tommy is forced to lived with his father and has to endure all types of mental, emotional, and physical abuse from him. His only solace is drawing and spending time with his “friend”, The Scarecrow. His father finds it to be a waste of time and continues to belittle Thomas every chance he gets. Until one day the tables are turned on him and he gets a taste of his own medicine.
The Straw Man & a Murder is a very short story, but the author does an incredible job of capturing a complete story in just a few pages. Author Jeff Menapace has earned a place on my favorite author list. He has an ability to tap into his characters and bring them alive on the pages of each book he writes.
If you haven’t read a Jeff Menapace book – I suggested you a grab one and start reading it.
Reviewed by: Orsayor