Widow's Walk

A Cursing Tale

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
90 Pages
Reviewed on 06/12/2020
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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

Mesmerized and dominated by a sinister being, altered forever, two men leave a trail of madness and death in their wake in the bloodcurdling novella, Widow's Walk (A Cursing Tale) by P. D. Platt. After the death of his wife and unborn child, Theodore Vega took a construction job fifteen hundred miles away. While moving into his new home, he notices his neighbor's house has a Widow's Walk added on. It seems an odd and out-of-place feature to have on a house set on a prairie with no alluring vistas. Every evening his neighbor climbs the stairs, sits down, and stares into space. Intrigued and mystified by his peculiar behavior, Vega watches him from behind the curtains. Determined to unravel the mystery behind the odd actions, he snoops around while his neighbor is gone. Shockingly, Vega finds himself the prisoner of a sinister entity. Reaching the conclusion that anyone coming in contact with him puts their life at risk, Vega leaves his home and job. Seeking a way to escape the monster's hold on him, Vega contemplates the unthinkable. What happens if his plan backfires? Is anyone safe?

Illusion and reality are difficult to differentiate in the chilling psychological thriller, Widow's Walk (A Cursing Tale) by P. D. Platt. The spine-tingling story held me enthralled from start to finish. In a surprising twist, the plot takes an unexpected and disturbing turn. It probes the boundaries of good and evil, sanity and possession, creating a dark fiction novella filled with tension, horror, and suspense. It is a definite page-turner, where the reader is desperate to discover what happens to the protagonist. Haunting and suspenseful, this novella will enthrall everyone who loves a supernatural thriller.