Friday, October 18, 2013

10/18/2013 Fantastic Friday!

Hello everyone and welcome back! I made it through the week, yay! I hope the week has been nice to all of you and that you are about to be thanked for all your hard work by given a weekend to relax. That's what I plan to do at least and hopefully get rid of this cough for good in the process. Let's get to the real reason you're here though, shall we?

Today I bring you 'The Crow That Reaps' by TFB (Tyler Brown). It's the story of a man that is so bogged down by depression and stress that he starts having dreams that the birds of death are after him. Wanting to face the fears head on, he ventures out into the wilderness and reclaims the life he was starting to lose.

I picked this story because the concept intrigued me. Now there is a lot of talk about hunting and trapping, which I personally am not a fan of, but I didn't want to let that be the reason why I didn't pick a story, since I know there are a lot of people in the world that don't have a problem with hunting. I didn't see that as being fair to any potential readers here or of this story. The main character is nameless, I assume in an attempt to help the reader identify with them more in their quest to put the darkness behind them. There is also a lot of how the character's grandfather prepared them to eventually face down their own death by going out against nature, which was interesting as well.

Something I did want to bring up is that this story does need to be edited a bit more. It's not that it's difficult to follow or anything, no that's not it at all, which is why I still posted it here. It's more that there were spelling and grammar errors that I caught. I wanted to give everyone a heads up before they started reading and potentially became frustrated. I know there are people like that in the world. Keep in mind that didn't take away from the story, at least in my opinion, because frankly there are a lot of people who are thinking there isn't much more to life than stress, bills, and pain, and while this story isn't a cure-all for those things, it does a good job of showing there was more to living, at least for the main character, and they found a reason to go on.

'The Crow That Reaps' is available on Smashwords for free, so please feel free to take a look. I'm sure the author would appreciate the boost that was given to them.

Thanks again everyone for stopping by today. I hope that you have a happy and fun weekend. If you'd like something else to read, since today's story was short, 'The Light Rises' is still on sale until the end of October. Just use coupon code CN49P at Smashwords to get it for 50% off! I hope that gets your through the weekend and just as excited for the prequel as I am! Have a great weekend and I'll be back Monday!

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