Black Cat Scribbles Vol. 1: M.G. Spear
Reviewed By Becca Futrell
Thank you M.G. Spear for providing me with a copy of Black Cat Scribbles Vol. 1 in exchange for an honest review!
Black Cat Scribbles Vol. 1 is definitely an aesthetically pleasing read; M.G. Spear combines text with absolutely gorgeous photographs. This collection contains an assortment of 10 stories; all of which focusing on an unsettling creepy horror vibe, instead of blood and guts horror. M.G. Spear gets an A+ for creativity, as each story varies; not two stories in the collection sound the same. I enjoyed that M.G. Spear took mundane items, such as toilet paper in the very first story titled Toilet Paper, and turned it into a tale of horror. Hats off to you, M.G. Spear.
It’s very difficult to establish an entire story in only a few words. However, M.G. Spear manages to do just that. One of my favorite tales in Black Cat Scribbles Vol. 1 is Revenge. Revenge takes place seconds before the act of revenge occurs & in just a few written words, your mind is able to complete an entire story.
Some stories in Black Cat Scribbles Vol. 1 gives us an unexpected twist; such as in The Battle of Glosser. The Battle of Glosser tells a story about the rivalry between unicorns and the scorns & explains why a traditional festival takes place every ten years. I guess I was so entranced by this lore (& my obsession with unicorns) that I just didn’t expect the gruesome ending.
As much as I enjoy and appreciate all of M.G. Spear’s creativity and imagination, I couldn’t necessarily get behind the writing. It was well-done in terms of helping the reader visualize what was happening in each story; however, at times the writing didn’t necessarily flow well and it didn’t leave me wanting more.
If you’re just looking for a short collection of creative horror stories to pass the time or get your own imagination goin’, I’d recommend checking out Black Cat Scribbles Vol. 1 by M.G. Spear!
Black Cat Scribbles Vol. 1
Fresh distortions in suspenseful horror.
An Edgar Allen Poe meets Salvador Dali type of match: curling chilling stories around creepy images to amp up the mood.
Writer, Reader & most importantly, Mother of Cats. Thanks to her horror-obsessed father, Becca found her childhood nights dedicated to watching movies such as Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween. As she continued to get older, her love for the genre only got stronger. Now, her goal is to share this love with like-minded people & possibly convert others along the way. When she’s not reading or writing, Becca can be found playing video games or begging her cats to take a nap with her.