You Will Always Have Family: A Triptych

April 17, 2017

This is the review of “You Will Always Have Family: A Triptych” by Kathleen Kayembe, published in Nightmare Magazine’s March 2017 Issue.

Summary: Isobelle is visiting her Uncle for the summer break. An Uncle who is consumed by superstition and fear. That’s why Isobelle doesn’t believe him when he says that the strange noises that come from her cousin’s bedroom belong to a pet dog.

Pros:

+ The supernatural  horror here plays a secondary role to the reason that cause it. The real horror is what people can do when they give in to superstition.

+ The well-drawn characters.

+The emotional ending.

Cons:

–  The shift between three different perspectives might reduce the tension of the story for some readers.

You can read the story here.

Wrap Up

  • 9/10
    Writing
  • 8.5/10
    Plot
  • 7/10
    World-building

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