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Shed (Dovetail Cove, 1977) [Kindle Edition]

Jason McIntyre
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A Dovetail Cove Novella

Simon and Rupert spend their days playing in the fields out near the old power station but at night, a visitor comes for them. Older brother Simon shoulders the burden of their stepfather Everett and his greedy dominion over their Mama. But the brothers must now stand together to heal the wounds of their real father’s departure and brace themselves for a harrowing showdown with Everett.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1739 KB
  • Print Length: 71 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004A14R68
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #883,652 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Creepy and riveting stuff 9 Feb 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Jason McIntyre has an uncanny ability to get under your skin in the space of a few sentences.

Shed is a creepy, compelling story that pulls the elements of creature-feature horror together with the awfulness of abuse. It's told from the perspective of the younger of two boys trapped in a nightmare situation, and rips along from the first page.
You root for these boys, and although the ending is very satisfactory it is also bitter sweet as McIntyre makes you wonder just what kind of adults they will make, and whether fighting darkness with darkness will twist them later in life.

Recommended for lovers of horror, sci-fi, and dark fantasy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Underdog Duo! 22 Jan 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Simon and Rupert are good little boys with a very bad problem: Everett, their abusive step-father. Told from the perspective of the younger child, `Rupe', the injustice, misery and hopelessness which opens the story is a heartbreaking and emotional read. But the outworking of courage, ingenuity and resolve of these seemingly helpless little fellows is uplifting and incredibly satisfying. You'll never root for a more deserving pair of underdogs than in this page-turner by master story teller Jason McIntyre. Five Stars!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Underdog Duo Versus Evil Everett 4 Feb 2011
By Ann Mauren - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Simon and Rupert are good little boys with a very bad problem: Everett, their abusive step-father. Told from the perspective of the younger child, `Rupe', the injustice, misery and hopelessness which opens the story is a heartbreaking and emotional read. But the outworking of courage, ingenuity and resolve of these seemingly helpless little fellows is uplifting and incredibly satisfying. You'll never root for a more deserving pair of underdogs than in this page-turner by master story teller Jason McIntyre. Five Stars!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Shed 9 Mar 2011
By kimba - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This story is a really good way to know what Jason McIntyre has to offer as a writer...
You will care about the characters,
want to find out how it ends (always a plus)
and when you are done, you will be willing to buy another.
What more can I say without blabbing too much?
This was my experience, and I am now reading my second Jason McIntyre story. "Thalo Blue"
This concludes my first ever review!
k
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! What an imagination. 14 Nov 2010
By Brenda Grate - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Loved this short story. Great characters that pull you in right away. I don't know where McIntyre comes up with his ideas, but they are very imaginative!

My heart is wrenched for the terror of these two boys, and I cheer for their courage as they face something that even terrifies a grown man. The way they deal with their horrible step-father takes a lot of courage.

Great story! i couldn't put it down. I will be looking for more short stories from this author.

Highly recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clever and compelling 24 April 2014
By Marty Beaudet - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
McIntyre impressed me in his judicious balance of human and occult elements in this engaging short story. Too often, scary stories employ fantastic creatures and devices to such an extent as to make the characters into mere play things for their monsters. But in Shed, the human characters remain the focus, and the occult remains the device.

The evil that looms largest in this story lies in the heart of a man, a character we all recognize, if not from our own lives, then the lives of others, whether among our friends and relatives, or too frequently in the news. We, like the young boys he mistreats, fear and loathe him more than the fearful menace that lurks in the cellar.

I'm not a big fan of horror because it so often devolves into cliché and grotesque excess. McIntyre avoids that pitfall and lingers instead on the edge of suspense in this extremely well-written tale.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It! 1 Nov 2010
By Darcia Helle - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a short read but it's packed with creepy goodness! Simon and Rupert, the main characters, are young boys living in a heartbreaking situation. On top of the loss of their beloved father, they are dealing with an abusive stepfather and the family lives in near poverty. As if that isn't enough, there is something horrible living beneath their home! But this book isn't all sadness and horror. The boys have a resilience and love for one another that transcends all their difficulties. Go ahead and download this one. You won't regret it!
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