Written by: Joe Hempel of Top of the Heap Reviews
I admit that I’m only familiar with the fantastic Turtle Boy series by Kealan Patrick Burke. I enjoyed those quite a bit, so when I saw that this short story was free, I was quick to grab it and read it in between my other novel reads. I wasn’t sorry I did.
The Grief Frequency revolves around Paul, and a horrific car accident that took the life of his beloved wife in a very graphic manner. There is a very intimate look inside Paul’s mind as he deals with life without her.
He is haunted by her ghost, real or imagined. He hears and see children crying, or he wakes up with children in his arms and sees his dead wife nearby, reliving conversations from the past.
A meeting with his father-in-law, and news he receives from him sends him over the edge, and it’s heartbreaking to see his downward spiral from there.
While only 30 pages in length, Kealan proves why he is a master story teller as his characters reach inside your chest and grab ahold of your heart.
As horrific and haunting as it is beautiful, the conclusion to this terrifying fiction may just bring you to tears.
An easy 5 out of 5 stars from me. I won’t be forgetting this for a long time to come. Pick it up right here, it’s currently free of charge.