THE MILL – BY MARK WEST
Sometimes the best horror fiction is hard to read. And by hard to read I don’t mean because of the writing style and language used. I mean it should grab one of your base emotions and wrestle it to the floor. Mark West’s The Mill does this with great style. We have all lost someone, we have all felt the emotions associated with loss. It’s a common feeling that lingers with you for the rest of your life. Mark has created a an amazing novellette, that is packed with more emotion and feeling than you could imagine would be possible in a story of this length . This is a powerfully moving story that will tug at your heart strings and stay with you long after you have finished reading it.The writing beautifully conveys the feeling of loss and hopelessness that one feels after losing a loved one. The Mill has one of those endings that will have you smiling and shedding a tear at the same time. Well I did and if you don’t you must have a heart of stone. The Mill, cements Mark West’s place in the ranks of the new wave of quality UK horror authors, who are turning out intelligent, thought provoking and extremely well written stories.
Michael struggles to come to terms with the death of his wife. He has visions of her calling to him, inviting him to the beyond.
At the Bereaved Partners’ Group, he learns that he is not the only one left behind who can hear the departed beckon them… to the Mill.
This Greyhart Press eBook is a novelette: longer than a short story but brief enough to read in one sitting. At 16,000 words, The Mill would be about 64 pages in paperback.
‘The Mill’ was previously published by Pendragon Press as part of the anthology ‘We Fade to Grey’, edited by Gary McMahon. This Greyhart Press eBook edition has been revised but remains substantially the same. Paperbacks, and signed limited-edition hardbacks, of ‘We Fade to Grey’ may still be available.