McGray hacked open the pages of this short story, shoved in a load of gore and depravity, and sewed it up tight with the threads of freakin’ awesome.
Treed is a mini story with maximum punch. When a deal between two psychopaths goes sour, the deadly duo find themselves stuck in a twisted alliance and haunted by the same gruesome specter. While in the forest attempting to cover up their latest despicable deed, the two men find that this time, they are not the ones creating the nightmares, but in fact they are forced to face the demons of their own.
This story took me about an hour to read. It is well written, well thought out, and very descriptive. It was gross, disturbing, and a little stomach turning–as it should be. The dialogue was very nicely done and refreshingly foul, the story original, and I enjoyed the slight touch of humor here and there.
One line I particularly enjoyed was, “… moving her was like moving a plank of wood-a bloody, sticky plank.” I have to admit, that gave me bit of a chuckle.
I’m looking forward to reading more of McGray’s work. I have no trouble recommending this one.
I give this one 5 stars.
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