Sunday, July 24, 2022

“IT'S A PARANORMAL POWERHOUSE OF A STORY. KEEPS THE PAGES TURNING. WHEN A STORY CAN GET UNDER MY SKIN LIKE THIS, I GO LOOK FOR WHATEVER ELSE THE AUTHOR HAS WRITTEN.” THE VOID BY MARTA MORAN BISHOP


"The Void", the first true paranormal short story written by Marta Moran Bishop, is reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock or The Twilight Zone of later days. It will take you deep into the mind and heart of someone either living through a serious mental illness, or something mysterious and dangerous residing in the void.

Many years earlier, Altori and her sister Helen moved into the village. Last year, during the night of no moon, Helen went out into the void and nearly died. A terrible disease spread through her body. She ran away to escape the possibility of death at the hands of the frightened villagers.

Will Altori survive the void and find her sister? Did Helen ever exist, or is Altori suffering from mental illness?


4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Mind-Bending Story


Does Altori suffer from a multitude of mental illnesses or is something stranger lurking in the darkness? Her affliction could certainly be described as delusional paranoid schizophrenia with a tendency to inflict wounds upon herself.

The author takes a great deal of time and effort into stimulating the reader's senses, but ultimately where is she leading us in this short prequel? Ultimately, "Brigadoon" and then "The Knowing" came to mind, but the again are we just eaves dropping into the mind of a mental patient?

The Void is an absolutely brilliant mind-bending story that will keep you guessing!


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