Shadows in the Snow

Shadows in the Snow

A Story by Phil Kuhlman
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The horrors of expansion overtake a small west Texas community in the time of expansion. What horrors lie beyond the borders we find?

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 Took the story down for now, but it's available in the summer issue of Shroud Magazine.

 

 

www.shroudmagazine.com . Buy a copy and support an attempted horror writer!


© 2008 Phil Kuhlman



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yikes i double posted review. anyway, what i meant to say when i was on painkillers due to dental work yesterday lol, was that the season in your setting adds to the fear in your story. and i also wanted to say that your characters are frightening even before become eaters of their own, just by the virtue of their ignorance. the story also made me think of when a crime should be paid for by an entire community or just acting individuals. my example was ( people who lived near concentration camps in total denial or indifference to the horrors being committed on fellow humans (how could they ignore the smells?) i always thought that they should have had to be held accountable and not just by God. I am not articulating well, lol, thats it, tylenol for me now. this story is good inspiration for my own work as i could probably pay more attention to settings, especially weather and seasons as they can certainly set a mood from the first sentence.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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I came here to read this, but it looks as though you got it published. Great job and good luck on your future endeavors!

Posted 3 Years Ago


yikes i double posted review. anyway, what i meant to say when i was on painkillers due to dental work yesterday lol, was that the season in your setting adds to the fear in your story. and i also wanted to say that your characters are frightening even before become eaters of their own, just by the virtue of their ignorance. the story also made me think of when a crime should be paid for by an entire community or just acting individuals. my example was ( people who lived near concentration camps in total denial or indifference to the horrors being committed on fellow humans (how could they ignore the smells?) i always thought that they should have had to be held accountable and not just by God. I am not articulating well, lol, thats it, tylenol for me now. this story is good inspiration for my own work as i could probably pay more attention to settings, especially weather and seasons as they can certainly set a mood from the first sentence.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Saw this one from the contest that both our stories placed in -- you got a tight style with this one and I think you should start hammering some stories out for magazines or other publications. It is time to see your work in print because you got a delivery here that would make Lovecraft proud. This one has a kinship to a story I am currently working on because it also has a windigo element too. The creature in here kicks a*s and that I give you the highest props for. You know what you're doing in the genre and that is going to take you far.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"The warm rivers seemed to stop flowing, the lifeblood no longer surrounding the community, the sun blocked away by acres of uncaring blankets of clouds." I loved this line as it made me think about the dependence on rivers and roads that man used to have. I enjoyed this, a grisly indian tale set in the winter.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Whooee!!! This is a heck of a story. I was on the edge of my seat as I read and I loved it. Nicely written, great job!!!

Heather

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

wow this one is grisly, macabre and downright frightening writing. One of those stories that my sense tells me to put down but the prickly hairs on the back of my neck beg me to keep reading...
Well woven - great form - recounting an old legend of sorts. It works as a short story with a frightening ending or could be the prologue to something longer.


Posted 10 Years Ago


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A very interesting story indeed. Texas may have more great ghost towns and ghost stories than any other place in the world. It is remarkable how many books are out there, all with different stories to tell and places to point out. Whether fact or fiction, they all have a root in true events and deserve to be heard.


Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Oooh once fertile now barren, very well done. Goes to show progress not always good.

Posted 10 Years Ago


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Phil Kuhlman
Phil Kuhlman

Kerrville, TX



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I am a published author in the Horror genre. Thus far, my publication credits include "Shadows In The Snow" in the summer issue (#3) of Shroud: The Journal of Dark Fiction and Art, "Open House" in the.. more..

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