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House and Garden

3.18  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
An isolated country house on a parcel of overgrown land refuses to be gentrified by a girl from the city who is gradually terrorized by the nature that surrounds her.

Elise, a socially awkward professional single woman finally buys a piece of real estate – a house with a garden – which she feels she can shape to her own desires. Her need to control her surroundings, her fa
ebook, 30 pages
Published March 2015 by Musa Publishing (first published December 29th 2011)
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It’s difficult to adjust to a new home, especially when one lives alone, has an overwhelming desire to control his or her surroundings and bizarre things still keep happening.

Elise is the kind of person who grows on you. At the beginning of House and Garden I found her a little too rigid and obsessive about the inconsequential details in life. In one scene she describes in detail the proper way to cut tomatoes for a salad and says une
Thomas Bruso
May 31, 2014 Thomas Bruso rated it it was amazing
The desolate cover art of an endless footpath lined with tall reeds is not the only thing that draws you into this eerie unusual story. The suspenseful writing is top notch, better than most short fiction today.

When city girl Elise, a film editor, moves away from her former urban life, and steps into a country-quiet surroundings near Reeve's Bay, her life, along with her dog, Solo, will forever be altered.

Amid the heavy growth of vegetation enveloping the grounds of her Long Island bungalow, Eli
Jan 25, 2012 Linda rated it it was amazing
This short novella about a woman buying her first house in the country begins in a totally innocuous fashion. The woman (a self-described city girl) meets with a realtor, finds an adorable cottage near the end of a lane, and begins the process of meeting the neighbors, and learning how to maintain the yard in the hopes of creating a dream landscape. But things begin to go wrong almost immediately, and the reader is sucked slowly into a web of horror that builds to an ending that we should have ...more
I find that science fiction, often times, makes the best short stories. This one, in particular, was enthralling. The premise of the story was chilling - turning something that everyone has, a yard, into a playground for an unknown force that is assumed to be 'evil.' Buying a home, working in your yard, and playing with your dog should not be something that is normally suspenseful.

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