- File Size: 157 KB
- Print Length: 14 pages
- Publication Date: May 1, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N7XQVTA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,812,853 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Painting of Martel: A Short Story Kindle Edition
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With a lot of people scared of clowns, this story will play on their fears. From start to finish this book will put you on edge. The style of writing has you feel that something is about to happen but you don’t know when. Although this is a short story there is so much going on and you get to know about Martel and his victims whilst Damon is doing his research. At the start, I did feel sorry for Kenneth as Damon’s fascination was looking to be getting out of control, but the twist at the end soon gets rid of those feelings.
A short scary read which will keep thinking about the painting even after you have finished it. A must read for horror lovers
Written by L.Bachman
A story about an Anti-Hero and a character that we all can believe would be doing the right thing…
Martel is a serial killer and he has a strong cult like following. Martell is a killer of those that hurt children, those worst of humans who live and deserve death. Martel was killed for doing what should be done and he detests those that hurt children. There is a painting in this story that holds an essence of Martel and this painting holds many secrets of why Martel does what he has done. Damon a fan of Martel and a believer of otherworldly powers that this painting holds of Martel. So this fixation, this belief of possible secretes about Martel set the stage for something Horrific. A story of Blood lust and a story of creepiness that unfolds into something supernatural. This story of horror stands strong in revenge, is told with vibrant clarity and a violence that I was able to imagine. Martel is the horror, or is Martel the answer we all want to the growing child abuse and sexual assault that plagues or humanity to this day. This story reminds me of Dorian Gray and other tales similar to a life or spirit being kept alive through esoteric ways. This story scared me. This story made me want a semblance of truth to be real. This story was violent, bloodlust and emotionally riveting.
I believe her previous experience with art, colors and graphic design has been a positive influence on her writing. The way she painted a picture per her words, artful and delicious descriptive details, fluid flow of the fable, sinuous suspense, and quirky and well-developed characters.
Here is just a taste of her story:
“With the way Damon seemed so nonchalant, Kenneth couldn’t help but feel he may have drank the Kool-Aid the follower brought with her. “Yeah, crazy, but what would you expect from someone who thinks killing is okay?” he said still staring at the image on the wall, the dark shades of burnt orange, brown, black, and creams portraying a leafless forest with mounds and oddly shaped branches. However, what bothered him most was that above this dark landscape piece was a colorful red, white, and blue clown, his arms stretched out and leaning over the top of the painting, a creepy grin on his face”(L. Bachman. The Painting of Martel (Kindle Locations 56-60). Kindle Edition.)
Darling Reader, I never provide spoilers in any of my reviews – I choose to allow you to discover the wonder and joy of each story I review on your own. I hold too much respect for you Beautiful Bookworm, as I am a voracious reader myself!
If you like to be scared – then this is the story for you!
I am an independent ARC reader/reviewer/blogger and I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher, and I voluntarily reviewed it.
If you are a Stephen King fan and you enjoyed reading "IT" then you will love reading this short story by the very talented author L. Bachman
This story scared me. This story made me want a semblance of truth to be real so if you enjoy being unable to sleep because you’ve read something scary then go read “The Painting of Martel” and get comfortable while you’re at it,It’s going to be a long night, once you start you will not be able to put it down.
It is a short, quick read but will definitely stay with you long after you are done!!
“The Painting of Martel” revolves around Damon, a man who begins to obsess about a serial killer by the name of Martel. Martel is similar to John Wayne Gacy in the way that they both dressed up a clowns. The difference is that Martel is sorta a more Vigo the Carpathian than Gacy.
If you are a Stephen King fan and you enjoyed reading "IT" then you will love reading this short story. Both King and Bachman have this way of drawing you into the narrative and keeping you there.
If you enjoy being unable to sleep because you’ve read something scary then go read “The Painting of Martel” and make a pot of coffee while you’re at it. It’s going to be a long night.
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by L. Bachman
This short story has left me, a grown woman, checking under my bed and in my closet before laying down at night.Read more