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The Crows That Ate Sunday
The Crows That Ate Sunday is my latest short story. This is the debut novella from author Daz Eek.
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About The Crows That Ate Sunday
As the crows fly, the people shall fall.
Alex and Jill are teenagers in love with their escape all planned until they’re found out at the last minute. Now Alex must suffer his brutal father, while Jill must suffer her scheming younger sister.
It’s Sunday too, and so Alex and Jill must also both suffer church with their families, where, unbeknown to them, a wicked vicar’s dastardly deed has inadvertently summoned up the supernaturally enigmatic Uncle Crow.
Will the storm of wrathful crows about to descend upon St Michael’s and its parishioners be an unexpected opportunity for Alex and Jill to make good on their getaway? Or will the young lovers run afoul of the crows…?
Thoughts on The Crows That Ate Sunday
As you probably know by now from reading my blog, I love a good short story, because it is something I can read in place of a newspaper or cut down on my social media time, and is a lot more enjoyable and productive.
With short stories, every single word counts. There can’t be any fluff or filler, or useless information. Otherwise it turns into a full novel and defeats the purpose of a short story. Writing short stories takes skill, and I have a great appreciation for the skill and effort that goes into crafting a great short story.
The Crows That Ate Sunday is a short story, at just 89 pages. It took me a couple of chapters to really get into it and be able to see a direction things were going. But don’t let that stop you from reading it! Be patient as things progress.
Based on the “about this book” blurb, I was kind of expecting some sort of Romeo and Juliette style story, where the main focus was Alex and Jill trying to run away together. But what really makes the story are the supporting characters and their own stories. It isn’t as one-dimensional as I was expecting. They are the main characters, yes. But they aren’t what makes the story either.
The Crows That Ate Sunday is labeled as a horror novella, but the horror is subtle. If you’re looking for shocking bloody gore, go read Cinema 7, as you won’t get that here. This has a much more poetic feel to it, and I have to appreciate that.
New memories are with us.
As we danced.
Those that were nothing were with us.
Called to us.
And they danced.
They told us of their times.
We told them of ours.
We were many.
We were together.
The long bones took one of us.
It was nothing.
It became something.
We were together again.
We were a family.
Now we are mourning.
What was something again.
Is now nothing again.
We are full.Daz Eek, The Crows That Ate Sunday
I wasn’t entirely sure that I was going to enjoy The Crows That Ate Sunday, but I definitely did! It is absolutely worth taking the time to read.
With any good short story, there are often parts where I want it to be longer and expand on certain characters or events. Yet the information given is just the right amount. I always feel a great short story could easily be expanded into a full novel, and that was the case here. I wanted to learn so much more about the characters and their background.
Final Thoughts on The Crows That Ate Sunday
The Crows That Ate Sunday was nothing like I was expecting, and I appreciate that. It is a horror novella, but don’t let that stop you from giving it a chance.
This was the debut novella from author Daz Eek, but I am definitely looking forward to reading more from him in the future, and I am excited to see where his writing career takes him.
Have you read The Crows That Ate Sunday? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
About the Author
Daz Eek was born in Birmingham, England, and is now living in Maine, the United States. ‘The Crows That Ate Sunday’ is his debut horror novella.
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