Family Fortunes. A black-comedic novella.

Family Fortunes. A black-comedic novella.

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Gary Dorking By GaryDorking Updated Jun 12, 2018

Question: Who's going into the woods to find the thing that dragged a polar bear through the bars of its cage, by its head? Answer:  A psychic, armless woman and her equally psychic, frumpy friend; a nutter with a knife, two white witches, a pair of vegetarians, a bogus reporter, three antagonistic youths, and a huge man who can only make raspberry noises... 
They have very different reasons for doing so. 
Death, monsters, arguments, discoveries. It's ugly fun.

A completed novella with all parts available. 
A well thought out horror/ comedy, with mysterious twists and turns and some very odd relationships!
2680 words approx.



The birth of the story:
I was on lake Windemere in a boat, when I saw a big shape on a small island. I have no idea why, but I imagined Beryl, a small frumpy older lady saying, "Derek, what's happened to you?" and the lump saying "Don't look at me, mummy!"
I started writing that evening, in a bar with a view of Windemere.

  • black-comedy
  • comedy
  • dark-humour
  • fantasy
  • gore
  • horror
  • monsters
  • science-fiction
user28928174 user28928174 May 27, 2018
I enjoyed the read and it's good to get an insight to your world! Looking forward to pt2..