Suicidal teenager Rich Anthony was on his way to step in front of an express train when he spots a battered acoustic guitar left outside an Oxfam shop. Intrigued, Rich changes his mind, takes the guitar home and teaches himself to play.
What happens next changes his life.
(Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of this work from Henry Roi PR for review purposes. All opinions in this review are my own and are honest and unbiased.)
"Two Turtle Doves" by Richard Wall was a dark and edgy read that kept the pages flying. Richard painted an accurate picture of the psychological effects of bullying, built up a great rapport with the reader through the complex main character, and threw in more twists than I expected in such a short time. I loved the story's surreal atmosphere. "Two Turtle Doves" almost had a Crossroads (1986) vibe to it (particularly the nightmare scene), which I enjoyed. I also enjoyed the "be careful what you wish for" aspect of the work, which elevated it to a thought-provoking tale that encouraged readers to really consider the consequences of their actions before they take them. Nightmarish and intense, "Two Turtle Doves" was an entertaining, well-written short story that revenge horror fans are likely to enjoy.
Trigger Warning: This work includes some disturbing material, including violence, homicide, and gore.