Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sunday With Scribner: Mind Games

BROKEN RULE by Joshua Scribner is kind of weird. Mark, Mary, Tina and Robert must take refuge in an abandoned house after their car breaks down. The night feels wrong to them. Something dangerous lurks outside, but they remain safe in the house. Unfortunately, there is more than one way to get inside.

While a couple of scenes are a bit suspenseful, Mark's inner dialogue is yawn-worthy, and there's no real ending. Then again, readers are dropped into the story without much of a beginning.

I usually enjoy Scribner's flash fiction, but this time I wish he had written it as a short story instead.

As always,

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