The Weaver


Fiction - Short Story/Novela
24 Pages
Reviewed on 02/13/2020
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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

"I’m afraid. I think I’m going mad. I heard the Weaver this morning when I woke up and it spoke to me, but I was awake. Is it real? It asked me to ‘embrace’ it. I’m scared. Maybe I can forget about the Weaver, then it will leave me alone. Yes, yes that will have to work, if it doesn’t... I don’t want to think about it." In The Weaver by Keelan John Powell, Abigail Ayomide is a girl who's plagued by terrible nightmares. In order to stop them, she has to "venture through the horrors of her mind to find peace and to bring peace." Will she succeed or will she succumb and forever be tormented by her night terrors?

The Weaver starts in an ominous and somewhat vague way. The elements of fear and tension strongly resonate on every page. Abigail's feelings of helplessness and confusion amplify the silent horror of what's to come. Although it took some time for me to fully understand what was going on, the creepy factor was undeniably disturbing, especially when I read this story at night. The ending was a surprise; it was quite an unpredictable twist as I already had my own idea of the outcome. All in all, the concept of the story is fascinating and I don't see why this story shouldn't be continued with a new premise and a longer plot. This is an interesting read from Keelan John Powell and I look forward to reading more of his work in this genre.