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Snowdomed

3.04  ·  Rating Details ·  73 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Worried about Tammy Westphall's increasingly strange obsession with snow globes, her sister Lila and her ex-boyfriend Richard set out on an intervention trip. When they arrive at Tammy's cottage in the woods, things take a shattering and unexpected turn.

Originally written for the "Under the Dome" short story competition run by Stephen King's UK publishers, you'll never loo
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Kindle Edition, 12 pages
Published August 26th 2011 by John A. Holten
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Judie
Nov 19, 2011 Judie rated it it was ok
It was a short story.....and I mean realllyyyy short story that didn't really answer much of anything. Interesting concept that needed much fleshing out.
Tim Greaton
Oct 27, 2011 Tim Greaton rated it it was amazing
Obsession isn’t always what it seems…


John A. Holten is a writer who understands pacing, and that skill could not be better demonstrated than in this story “Snowdomed.”


The Westphall sisters looked nothing alike, one blond and beautiful, one brunette and not so much. There was another difference, too: Tammy had begun to slip toward insanity, at least that’s what her tall and dark sister Lila thought about her obsession with snowglobes. But when Lila brainstormed the idea of an intervention with Ta
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Mike
Mar 29, 2012 Mike rated it did not like it
Not really suspense (which I usually enjoy) nor horror (which I do not), this story is somewhere in between with an intriguing premise that went off the rails as it developed. The details and character traits meant to enhance the story or move it along were too heightened for me and broke the atmosphere. I'm also not sure what the reader is supposed to think of the resolution, which is not always a problem but bothered me here.

Overall a story that had the potential for much more than it achieved
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Cathy
Jan 05, 2012 Cathy rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
A short, mild horror story for Kindle. Interesting premise.
Tammy is fascinated by snowglobes and has formed some strange ideas about them.
Her sister, Lila, and ex-boyfriend, Richard, decide an intervention is needed.
Richard gets a little carried away, in more ways than one.
Heather Chabot
Jul 12, 2014 Heather Chabot rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this short story, it seemed very witty. I am not entirely certain why it doesn't seem to have gotten very good reviews but I think that it deserves a chance.
Gemma
Aug 04, 2014 Gemma rated it it was amazing
Excellent but very shot story. Most of the bad reviews complain about the length but i think thats the point. This is flash fiction. It reminded me of early Richard Matheson. Weird and cool story.
Barbijo
Oct 05, 2012 Barbijo rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2012-read
Very disappointing. I thought it was to be a mystery. I seemed to to have been written by a 15 year old.
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