In the Darkness
by Rossella Romano
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In early September, Cristina spends a few days tidying a centuries-old mountain lodge inherited from her elderly great-aunt. She still hasn't decided whether to keep it or sell it: the village it belongs to is now inhabited only during summer, and Cristina, every evening, is forced to go back to town.
She isn't able to spend not even one night there, and it seems impossible to live in it in total solitude, as her aunt Terzilia did for years. Nothing, not even the reassuring presence of her two pets, a dog and a cat, can dampen the slight sense of unease that takes possession of her every time she stays at the windows overlooking the woods, made gloomy by imminent autumn.
Until the first of a packet of love letters, quite in contrast with the image of fierce independence of her great-aunt, forces her to wait till midnight to read the next...
A short story of 15.000 words, on the supernatural, which takes place on the same days I wrote it -- of course, after sunset -- influencing myself to the point of being forced, a couple of times, to turn on the light to move from one room to another, just as it happens with Cristina.
Italian Customer Reviews:
5.0 out of 5 stars "Beautiful" September 25, 2014
"Beautiful wonderful, sad, yes... but so amazing... to take you to experience the story as if you were the protagonist. This story was a surprise... A pleasant diversion between the jumble of stories so similar, and unoriginal that follow each other in these days. Romantic and imaginative, I recommend it... it's a breath of fresh air. Compliments to the author!"
5.0 out of 5 stars "A jewel of self-publication" September 20, 2014
"Beautiful, absolutely a little pearl of self-publication. Wonderfully written, able to enchant and capture. We live in anguish and desire together with Cri, letter by letter. The author has the rare ability to tell a story well, so from the first lines boundaries become clear and situations and characters come alive. ...
Length: 71 Pages (751 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: Oct 30th, 2020