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Blood Spatter -- A Short Story [Kindle Edition]

Guy James
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Logan Jennings is a loving father, husband, and dog-owner. A mild-mannered, freelance photographer, by all appearances, he leads the perfect life.

What's his secret?

He's an obsessive, ritualistic serial killer...except he doesn't know it.

Logan would like to meet you. Will you oblige him?

Blood Spatter is a 3,000 word short story.


Product Details

  • File Size: 191 KB
  • Print Length: 18 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IDV2J2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,146 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing tale...but a few concerns 3 1/2 Stars February 3, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
"Blood Spatter -- A Short Story" is a short horror by author Guy James. This is a Kindle e-book that was a 61 Kb download (approx 10 pages) and was free at the time of writing this review.

SPOILERS throughout...

General theme...
Logan Jennings is a serial killer who uses his incredible gory crime scenes as a photo-op for his fairly success business of providing Cover Art for some about to be published horror books. However, it appears that most of the 'inspiration' for the creativity is not really his own, rather the skill in taking these unusually 'stunning' pictures comes from an old demon's mask he had in college...a mask tainted with some evil magic.

A few thoughts...some pros and cons

1.) an unusual plot that was original and had definitive possibilities for an intriguing horror tale.

2.) some use of repetitive words ('crispy' comes to mind) and some dialogue seems contrived and forced. The conversation between with his daughter and wife reminded me of a talk between friends rather than family.

3.) the time sequencing used within the story seemed odd...within a space of nine minutes, Logan has called Detective Labrusca, then goes and hacks up his victim, and finally the detective arrives at the scene of the crime...all in 9 Minutes!!!

3.) I could not quite figure out what really happened to Detective Labrusca.

4.) the last paragraph...a comment from the Demon's mask. Was this the end or just the beginning of a new series of killings?

5.) Cover Art...bland and unappealing. Given the nature of the subject matter, one would have expected something a little more imaginative.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This one is a middle of the road read. October 30, 2011
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This is a very short story which is well executed but a bit predictable with a premise I found to be a rehash of similar story lines. I didn't love it and I didn't hate it, hence my title. Read it and fomulate your own opinion.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars And?... February 10, 2012
By Angie
Format:Kindle Edition
This story could have been better had there been more details about the characters. There really wasn't much to the story, it seemed pointless. It's a good thing its free.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What----? August 17, 2012
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Since there is no story here, no character development,no point, I don't know how to review this story. All I can say is I should have been paid to read it!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother May 4, 2014
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By the time I got to the end I hadn't a clue what was going on. The book made absolutely no sense. I would not recommend it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Confusing August 28, 2012
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While reading Blood Spatter I wasn't sure what the whole point of it was, and upon finishing it, I'm not even sure what the plot was supposed to be. I have no idea what happened with the policeman or why when we first encounter him, he was quoting Lethal Weapon lines. Blood Spatter doesn't go into enough detail when the murders are happening and yet is over descriptive when they guy is making breakfast with his family. What as a reader I was supposed to take away from this I'll never know. There's plenty of serial killer, horror or whatever genre this was supposed to be under short stories out there as free or cheap Kindle downloads. Get one of those instead.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Blood splatter August 17, 2014
By Jeffrey
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The story was an ok story. I assume this man was a a psycho with O C D. I liked how he was family oriented and normal with his wife and kid. He sure was a risk taker. I would have liked to have known how he selected his victims and what approach he used to lure them. I would also have liked a more detailed account of the actual murders and the poses he put them in. If you like a not to graphic murder story then, this one is for you.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Well...??????? October 31, 2011
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Reading this story is like someone telling you a lengthy joke and then forgetting the punch line. You don't know about the character and what made him the way he is, how/why he chooses his victims. All we seem to have here is the skeleton of the story, not the meat (so to speak). I would love for Mr. James to make a novel out of this short story. It could certainly be worth reading then. I felt like he started writing, got distracted and forgot the story and then tacked on the ending. A lot was missing from what could have been a terriffic hair raiser.

Maybe next time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Short story!
I've always been interested in these types of books but since my husband was a street officer and now a CSI I find them even more fascinating! But what the heck?
Published 22 days ago by Jbug
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good story, just to short for night time reading.
Published 7 months ago by renita everhart
2.0 out of 5 stars i was expecting something abit like Dexter ( but a very short version)...
story was ok, i found it abit disjointed. i was expecting something abit like Dexter ( but a very short version) by Jeff Lindsay, but this isn't
Published 7 months ago by Kay Clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book
Published 7 months ago by sirelan
3.0 out of 5 stars Strange
I liked the way it was written. I know it was a short story but I wish it had been a little longer.
Published 8 months ago by Miriam D. Franklin
3.0 out of 5 stars Very short short
Not many details about the main character with the character flaw. Why did the Detective pass out? Is this a prelude for more? Free isn't always a good thing.
Published 9 months ago by reader
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story
This story read like a mystery. I liked it, but the ending, I felt was too unfinished.
I would like to see more of this author's work.
Published 10 months ago by Amy Sholders
2.0 out of 5 stars Different
I didn't like the ending. Too much left to the imagination.the story could have gone on in many different directions.
Published 11 months ago by Jane DiLuigi
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read!
Great premise and right to the point gives this story the need for immediate attention. It's well worth a read.
Published 12 months ago by Mrs. Teacher
3.0 out of 5 stars good book
Good story, just don't like fact that kindle is forcing me to write a review. Not much else to say.
Published 15 months ago by Wadezer
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More About the Author

Hi all,

I'm currently working on a post-apocalyptic love story.

Thank you for all the support. You may contact me at any time at guyjamesfiction@gmail.com

Best,
Guy

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