My internet buddy and fellow writer, Draven Ames, has written a great short story that was recently published at SNM Horror Magazine. The story is so good, it was named "Story of the Month."
"Nothingness" is the sad story of a couple, John and Jennifer, who recently lost their little girl. While cleaning out his deceased father's attic, Jennifer finds a story in a shoebox that reminds her of their daughter Carrie. Jennifer is already heartbroken and emotionally shaky after Cassie's death, and the story just makes her worse.
After a short but unpleasant phone conversation with his brother, John realizes that Jennifer has disappeared inside the house. As he searches throughout the many rooms, he doesn't notice that house is darkening and changing dramatically. He finally finds Jennifer standing on the ledge outside the attic. What follows is both sad and terrifying.
In "Nothingness," Draven Ames has created a reality that is both scary and beautiful. His personification of the Nothingness that John encounters is creepy and menacing. I loved the imagery evoked throughout the story, and characters' emotions were very well-written.
"Nothingness" will only be up at SNM Horror Magazine until January 30th, so hurry over and check it out. It's a great story and Draven is a great writer.