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The Motel Room: A Ghost Story Kindle Edition
So begins the tale of our Narrator, a ghost clinging desperately to the memory of life.
Since his death, the ghost has been trapped in a motel room, watching the comings and goings of his nightly guests. The strangers never stay more than a night or two, and they never seem to notice him – no more than he notices them. Wrapped in fading memories of the time he was alive, he drifts through time, waiting for the return of the one person he can still see clearly.
But as time stretches out before him, his frustration begins to build, boiling over into violent anger. When a young couple dares to rent his room for the night, igniting his rage, the ghost finally discovers the true power behind his ghostly form.
- ASIN : B00JHV0U9E
- Publication date : April 5, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 2420 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 28 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Customer Reviews:
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A tragic accident has occurred, leaving a man’s soul stuck inside the Motel Room where he and his wife used to spend their anniversary. Nobody can see him, so his days go by in a blur. Every day seeming just like the one before it. Through a series of events, he begins to discover his true power and realizes how freeing “living” without a body can truly be. He discovers happiness by abandoning his sadness and rediscovering the beauty that the world holds. Truly a heartbreaking tale about the journey of a soul!
I can’t wait to read more by Alyssa Cooper!
I REALLY liked this story! I highly recommend it. It's a 'haunting' love story.
The narrating ghost is trapped in a motel room that he views as HIS room. He's submitted to numerous people staying there without his permission. Rage starts to build. A visitor brings a typewriter which triggers more painful memories. He want to slam it into the floor.
Then there is a special visitor who came to wish him Happy Anniversary. He realizes he still loves her. His anger diminishes in her presence. But she doesn't stay. He waits for her return.
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I like the way Alyssa Cooper writes and will be adding her to my NTMA list!
That little thing aside, the story is pretty quick moving, and has a pretty satisfying and poignant ending.
Read this! It's beautiful.
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For a shorter piece of fiction, there is a lot at work here, with much happening behind the curtain and in what isn't said, and therefore in the reader's head, which I like. At times I wanted to see/know more (re specifics, and the relationship, and the trauma etc), but then it wouldn't be the same shorter piece - it would be a novel(la).
The voice/style is compelling and intriguing, and I immediately found myself asking questions about the situation, the characters, their past, the reasons and more. Yet I believe all of these questions were resolved, as they should be, in the unfolding story.
The writing is mature and yet simple; as in easy to follow and enjoy. And there is depth, and issues within issues - for example, I could recognise parts of myself in the main character, and how I've allowed myself to haunt (and be haunted by) a relationship, and all the pain and joy that can be found inside and out of that madness.
I also liked how what I believe to be the woman's name is revealed, spotting something different from the second and wondering.
An entertaining voice, a compelling story, and an author I will be investigating further.
The novella is a great narrative that takes the reader through a myriad of emotion including heart ache, hope and frustration and I found that my curiosity was piqued throughout.
This is a book to read again.