Written by: Paula Limbaugh
I’ve read a couple of Paul’s short stories before (The Weight of the Ocean and The Ferry) and I really enjoyed his writing style; so when I saw his first novella was to be released, I just had to buy it. I’m so glad I did! This is a bit of sci-fi horror that has all the makings of a brilliant horror movie.
The story opens in outer space where an object is readying itself to pay a visit to “a planet teeming with life.”
Jonathon Clarke is riding the bus, another long boring ride full of people he doesn’t know. As the bus makes its way into the heart of the city, there is an explosion that will forever change the lives of the passengers. At first, the riders assume there has been a terrorist attack. But, as the bus slowly inches forward in traffic they realize there is something much more happening. The sky begins to darken, soon the passengers notice there is something falling from above and then the screaming begins.
Paul has a way with words, as though he is seated in front of you, relaying events. As he tells you what is happening on the bus, he interjects with the goings-on of others in the city. Here we are seeing first hand the actual horror being experienced. This is a cleverly woven story and will leave you wanting to read more from Paul M. Feeney.
This book is published by Crowded Quarantine Publications and is a limited run of 250 copies. You can visit their site here to order your signed copy of this stunning debut novella. I am also including a link to read Paul’s short story The Ferry here.