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Old Man Scratch

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Johnny Gregson moved to the country to enjoy the quiet of his twilight years, but it seems he's got two problems. The first is the roadkill. His neighbour—Hill "Scratch" Clayton—is the second. Scratch is a hard-edged old man and a creature of habit. He mows his lawn at first light every morning, and the sound of the John Deere's engine always wakes Johnny and his wife from ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by PS Publishing (first published 2009)
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G.R. Yeates
A very thoughtful modern folktale where the consequences of revenge create an atmosphere of inevitable approaching doom. Tender moments portraying an old couple's lifelong love contrast with the thunderous confrontations between two men who could not be more opposed. All of this then leads us into a bleak and ambiguous coda that stays with you once you have put the book down. Recommended.
Read it on the plane back from World Horror Con in Brighton and couldn't put it down. Incredibly well written.
A very good short story from Rio Youers. Reads fast and very well written. Recommended.
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