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As Betwixt the Devil and the Deep Sea

   (5 reviews)
Genres: Horror
Sub-genres: Horror - Modern

After a few days’ stay on a remote and bleak island in the sea, a writer finds that the boat he arrived in has been torn from its mooring by a storm. None of the locals will take him to the mainland, afraid to brave the waters after the storm, and as he struggles to make his way home, it seems more and more as if something doesn’t want him to leave.

This story contains elements of both physical, supernatural, and psychological horror.
Copyright © 2020 Thorn Wilde; All Rights Reserved.

Story Recommendations (6 members)

  • Action Packed 4
  • Addictive/Pacing 5
  • Characters 5
  • Chills 0
  • Cliffhanger 0
  • Compelling 0
  • Feel-Good 0
  • Humor 0
  • Smoldering 1
  • Tearjerker 1
  • Unique 5
  • World Building 4

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Bill W


If you like reading Stephen King, then I'm sure you'll enjoy reading this story.  It is well written, offers vivid descriptions, and a plot that will draw you in.  Once I started reading it, I couldn't stop.  I felt compelled to find out what was behind the scenes and responsible for what was going on, and I'm sure you will find yourself in the same predicament - drawn in and searching for an answer.    

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Gay Lovecraftian horror! 

The classic themes and inspirations for this story are instantly recognizable, and Thorn’s done a great job of steeping this story in a specific time and place. Bleak imagery and a haunting build-up. 

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   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

Wow. What a well written and creepy tale. I couldn't help but read it. It was that good. Drew me in and held me until the end. 

A great scary short!!

Response from the author:

Thank you, Mike. I appreciate your kind words and I'm very glad you enjoyed my little trip into eldritch horror land. :) 

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   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

If you like a little horror ... not too scary or graphic at all. Just spine tingly and a little creepy, you cannot go wrong with this gem.

Read it.

No, really. Read it .. or He'll know!!  Bwa hahahahaha

Response from the author:

Hehe, thank you, tim! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reviewing! :) 

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Wayne Gray

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

If you like horror then don't skip this one. It sent a chill down my spine, and the imagery was just right. A nice addition to the genre, inspired by Lovecraft, but voiced in Thorn's own style. Give it a read.

Response from the author:

Thanks for the review and your kind words, Wayne. I appreciate it. :) 

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