Curfew

Curfew War has raged for over years the reasons for the conflict long since forgotten Violent gangs roam the streets of a city in chaos preying on the innocent and the careless Friends die Family die B

  • Title: Curfew
  • Author: PhilipHarris
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • War has raged for over 160 years, the reasons for the conflict long since forgotten Violent gangs roam the streets of a city in chaos, preying on the innocent and the careless Friends die Family die But there are worse things in the darkness Worse things beyond the curfew Curfew is a post apocalyptic supernatural thriller It s a short story, approximately 20 pages lWar has raged for over 160 years, the reasons for the conflict long since forgotten Violent gangs roam the streets of a city in chaos, preying on the innocent and the careless Friends die Family die But there are worse things in the darkness Worse things beyond the curfew Curfew is a post apocalyptic supernatural thriller It s a short story, approximately 20 pages long, and contains scenes of violence.

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    1. I read this in one sitting, but not because it's short. I couldn't put it down, horrified by the appalling notion of a city that accepts war as normal. The inhabitants know of no other way of life. Sad, frightening, and grim, with a unexpected twist at the end. This is a riveting story.

    2. A really, really short read.The writing was solid, but I did not like how the plot was rushing, constantly taking left turns. The story starts with a long setting of the background and then we get to present day to move along two or three different setpieces. It is a nice overview of the setting, but the pacing is off abnd I feel the story should have had more meat to it to work

    3. It's hard to write a short story well but this offering does that and more. I don't know what set that terrible feeling in my gut more - a civil war that has lasted so long that people can't remember what they're fighting for, abandonment by the rest of the world to leave them on their own or the Curfew and what the authorities will do to keep a secret at any cost.It did leave me wanting and it could of easily been expanded into a novella at the very least. If you like short stories that can rat [...]

    4. I enjoyed this book and thought I understood what was going on, but as it progressed and the main character found himself out during the curfew, it took on a whole new dimension. For a long time afterwards, I kept thinking about the consequences of this and how a full novel would go.To me, that's the premise of a good story. One that leaves the reader thinking and wondering and most of all remembering the story long after it has been finished.I shall certainly be looking for more Phillip Harris [...]

    5. Frightening!! What a wicked world this story took place in and with a direction that leaves you wanting to learn and understand more about it.

    6. CurfewBy: Phillip Harris5 out of 5 starsThe story Curfew by Phillip Harris is a Thriller/Supernatural story. There has been war for over 160 years. No one knows that reason it started, just that it has killed friends and loved ones. However there are more frightening things out there than just the gangs.What a short story! From the first page to the last the fear and horror is real and literally jumping off the page. A short story has just a few pages to get its point across and this one does an [...]

    7. After 160 years of war, chaos and death is all that is left. The desolation is palpable. But there is a sliver of hope in the main character, a man whose name we never learn. We only know that he was once the poster child for the war. He tries to make a life for himself in a bleak world--surprisingly in art. This short is descriptive; the world-building is amazing. It's incredibly easy to imagine the predicament he has gotten himself into by not being safely barricaded in at home before curfew b [...]

    8. Sad and exciting.The main character is very likeable. He has every reason to be a bitter and negative lead but he never complains. Life is life and this just so happens to be his. Give it a read you won't be sorry and tell a friend about it.

    9. I really liked this short story. I was able to easily picture exactly what was going on. A very well written, creepy story indeed. Bravo!

    10. Description: As a child the most traumatic moment of his life was captured on film making him the poster boy for the cost of war. Now as an adult he makes a living off photographing the ruins of civilization.In a country ravaged by unending war and violence a man who has already lost everything discovers more to lose in the darkness after curfew.In Short: This is a scary short story full of violence and frightening creatures. If you like dark short stories, supernatural and dystopian genres, lot [...]

    11. I read this straight through and enjoyed it, as far as it went. I was gripped by the story, but it leaves the reader with more questions than answers.It seems that the court does not involve the whole planet. So what is happening on the rest of the planet? And then there are the lizards.These are never really explained, and the story seems to come to a sudden halt rather than an ending.This has the potential to be a great sci-fi novel and if the Curfew is ever extended, I would certainly read it [...]

    12. It was okay.I just finished reading this and I can't say it was excellent, but it wasn't terrible either. I liked the story and where it was headed, but to end it so abruptly with so many unanswered questions just feels like a waste of my time. Short stories are fine to read, but this one just feels unfinished. Descriptive and well written, I feel like the author is selling himself short.

    13. Well that was rather grim and creepy and a bit gross. The creepiness was actually quite interesting, but I feel like we only got the smallest taste of it before the story abruptly ended. If it weren't for the sudden ending, I might have given this a 3.

    14. I liked it - great premise, could certainly be expanded upon with a full-length book. I'm keeping an eye on this guy.

    15. Actual Rating: 3.8 Stars"I’ve seen terrible things. People walking around with wounds that should have left them dead, whole families slaughtered and left to rot in the street. And worse."Honestly, I never expect much when I read short stories, but this one is worthy of helping raise those expectations.A natural, understandable main character, solid, engaging writing, a frustratingly ambiguous ending - what more could you ask for from something like this? Curfew shows emotion using action and [...]

    16. More! Yes, it's a short story and as cliché as it is - I had to keep reading - that I find to be an ingredient in Philip Harris' writing. You have to keep reading! I so wish that this was an introduction to a much bigger picture - like a short story based in the same universe as a full length novel. Please Philip?It truly makes you think - what is war - and is one of those stories that make you look for the monster and wonder what is really happening here (thus the need/want/plead for more stor [...]

    17. Bleak and desolate. A war ravaged America, and the short story of a man's horrible existence. The ending was out there! I'd love to see this story in a novel and find out what those creatures were, and what bigger part they play in this war. Yep, I'd recommend this story and author.

    18. A novella about civil war and its effects on ordinary civilians. The location is not given nor is it particularly important. The descriptions are graphic, not for the faint of heart. This story does not have a Hollywood ending.

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