The Painted Darkness by Brian James Freeman

The Painted Darkness - Brian James Freeman

GR Cleanup Read in March 2011

 

Listening to this courtesy of the "Pod of Horror" podcast. It tells the tale of a small boy who suffered some sort of unspeakable scare during a snowstorm that he has blocked out of his mind. He has been painting away the darkness ever since and it seems to be starting to seep into his day to day life. The story switches back and forth between the time when he was that 5 year old boy and the current day when he's struggling to keep his old boiler fed and maintained. Very creepy read that reminded me a wee bit of early Stephen King minus the long-windedness.