I love a solid horror story and Paul White has crafted one with his novelette, Three Floors Up: An Electric Eclectic Book. Beginning with an unnamed man observing the street outside his third-floor window, the story builds step by step, navigating the recesses of his mind like an alligator-infested swamp. He is a spectator who watches the world outside and the people who move through it; he is alienated from others, and he’s been that way for fifteen years.
In part two he tells of “meeting” Caroline. In his eyes, she is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. He spies her from his third-floor window during a snowstorm. She is dressed provocatively in very little and collapses into the snow. What follows is the bizarre thought process of someone who is obviously insane.
White has a nifty way of exposing the twisted thoughts of a mentally ill mind. As I read I wondered how far it would go and what Caroline would think when she regained consciousness.
I don’t want to give anything away, so all I will say is this is a very creepy book. Paul White has written a story that makes the reader look at everyone and wonder what goes on in their heads.
I highly recommend this delightfully disturbing book to anyone who enjoys a horror story with strong psychological overtones. But be prepared to sleep with the lights on!
“Three Floors Up is the story of one man’s psychosis and its effects on all who enter his world, and why the ones he chooses never leave.
This is a tale of dark doings, of murder and distorted perceptions.
Not to be read by the faint of heart.”
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I am a multi-genre author of fiction, semi-fiction and non-fictional works. I have published books ranging from Children’s stories to tales of Crime and Violence, from personal accounts of the worlds War Zones to Emotive Poetry books and the humorous side of Military Social History to Twisted tales of both Magic and Gremlins
A common topic running through many of my stories is that of life, of love, happiness, laughter, anger, anguish, fear, uncertainty, pain and loss. All the common denominators of the most important matter of all, the human condition.
I am the founder of CQI Magazine, writer of the blogs, ‘Ramblings from a Writers Mind’ (writing about writing for writers) and Wild Geese, the independent traveller’s blog.
As for myself… I have a warped sense of humour, I love good food, good wine and great company. I am an ardent independent traveller, a nature lover and supporter of ecological and wildlife preservation.
I am open to suggestions for commissions, contracts & collaborations.
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