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The Witch House
by Robert Perry (Goodreads Author)
A young hiker is out one day and ventures upon the old Witch's house nestled in the darkest part of the forest. She is dead, but the house seems to call to the young man, who brazenly enters. Once inside, he finds an old book and begins reading as the story of the Witch unfolds before him. All she ever wanted was to love and be treated like the rest of the town. The animos ...more
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A young man undertakes a hike on the Appalachian Trail to enjoy the wonders of nature...but the house of the recently deceased Newesalem witch just happens to sit off the trail, so what's the harm, right? Feeling a compulsion he doesn't understand, he is drawn into her house where he begins to gather a sense of the woman who had lived so many years inside that house. He finds an ancient book and again, feels a compulsion to flip the pages and read what is inside. What he reads is a personal diar ...more
I read robert perry's other story a few weeks back and so jumped at this one. First of all i love Robert's writing style. The protaganists short trip to the door is described in such an incredible way as to make you sit on the edge of your seat. This, for me, was a story of intolerance and fear of the unknown, It happens often in our society and Robert Perry bring it home here. Nicely done once again, hoping for a novel soon from Robert:)
This is a well written story about a young woman who is misjudged by the towns people and lives the majority of her life scarred and alone. The main thread in this yarn is fear and crowd mentality that results from it.
I am an author of psychological and gothic horror works, some or which are short stories. I began writing when I was very young, and never quite stopped. After reading way too much Poe (a lie; you can never read too much Edgar Allan Poe) I took to a life in the shadows, writing my stories of macabre and desolate cemeteries with very bizarre characters. Okay, I'm embellishing here a bit, but I do l ...moreMore about Robert Perry...