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My Wife Eats From A Dish on the Floor: A Short Horror Story

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Henry Newhart has a lot of problems. His wife believes she is part dog, his gooseneck lamp has a mind of its own, and on top of that, he has a severe case of writer's block. Henry Newhart has a lot of problems. His wife believes she is part dog, his gooseneck lamp has a mind of its own, and on top of that, he has a severe case of writer's block.


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Henry Newhart has a lot of problems. His wife believes she is part dog, his gooseneck lamp has a mind of its own, and on top of that, he has a severe case of writer's block. Henry Newhart has a lot of problems. His wife believes she is part dog, his gooseneck lamp has a mind of its own, and on top of that, he has a severe case of writer's block.

37 review for My Wife Eats From A Dish on the Floor: A Short Horror Story

  1. 5 out of 5

    Miranda Reads

    Just the right dose of creepy. His wife, Ann, is sitting cross legged on the floor in her yellow floral print dress...her bright red lipstick smeared across her face like the rictus grin of a circus clown. Henry, an aspiring author, is in a situation spiraling horribly out of control. His once vibrant, beautiful and loving wife is a shell of her former self. While he loves the memory of her, he absolutely cannot stand what she has become: She lifts her head finally and barks like a dog. A Just the right dose of creepy. His wife, Ann, is sitting cross legged on the floor in her yellow floral print dress...her bright red lipstick smeared across her face like the rictus grin of a circus clown. Henry, an aspiring author, is in a situation spiraling horribly out of control. His once vibrant, beautiful and loving wife is a shell of her former self. While he loves the memory of her, he absolutely cannot stand what she has become: She lifts her head finally and barks like a dog. As Henry sinks into an ever deepening pit of writer's block and despair...he starts to wonder, what could he possibly do to claw his way out? Who the hell in their right mind would want to read a story about his sick wife? Wouldn't it be quite exploitative, to say the least? I really enjoyed this! It's normally quite difficult to for me to connect with short story characters but right away, I just clicked with them. Rebecca's language really drew me in and I was riveted to the end. With thanks to the author for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest review. YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat @miranda_reads

  2. 4 out of 5

    Karl

    Horror arrives in many forms. In Rebecca McNutt's story "My Wife Eats From A Dish on the Floor: A Short Horror Story" the horror arrives in a form which will sadly inflict many of us as we approach the autumn of our lives. In this tale, Henry and Ann live in a housing project they can barely afford, subsiding on Spaghetti-O's from tin cans, living off of disability allotments and food stamps. They sleep on a mattress smelling of vomit and worse. Yet Henry wants to be a writer trying to compose a Horror arrives in many forms. In Rebecca McNutt's story "My Wife Eats From A Dish on the Floor: A Short Horror Story" the horror arrives in a form which will sadly inflict many of us as we approach the autumn of our lives. In this tale, Henry and Ann live in a housing project they can barely afford, subsiding on Spaghetti-O's from tin cans, living off of disability allotments and food stamps. They sleep on a mattress smelling of vomit and worse. Yet Henry wants to be a writer trying to compose a novel. However when he gets no further than a few sentences into a story the ideas vanish like smoke into a haze. Ann, his wife, who used to be beautiful, has grown into an overweight mess. Ann also has a tendency to howl loudly and bark like a dog, terrifying the neighbors. Ms. McNutt has given us a slice of what life can become to any unsuspecting person who thinks things will always remain the same. And why is the gooseneck lamp always moving ?

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bill

    Henry Newhart is suffering from writer's block. He eats Spaghetti-O's straight from the can, while his wife sits on the floor looking "as utterly creepy as Johnny Depp's version of Willy Wonka" in this odd short story from Rebecca McNutt. Once again here is an author producing work with a maturity far beyond her years. This is perhaps her most offbeat tale so far, but is as absorbing as ever. Henry Newhart is suffering from writer's block. He eats Spaghetti-O's straight from the can, while his wife sits on the floor looking "as utterly creepy as Johnny Depp's version of Willy Wonka" in this odd short story from Rebecca McNutt. Once again here is an author producing work with a maturity far beyond her years. This is perhaps her most offbeat tale so far, but is as absorbing as ever.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Janie C.

    A twisted little tale involving a writer, his delusional wife and an animated desk lamp. In this case, aberrance is in the eye of the beholder. Or is it? The author provided me with an e-copy of this story in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Luke Taylor

    A sensational tale of insanity from Canadian national treasure Rebecca McNutt, this short story reads as a cautionary tale in more ways than one. Filled with moody atmosphere and wonderfully vivid prose, McNutt's work is always evocative and intriguing and gives you something to think about long after you've finished it. A sensational tale of insanity from Canadian national treasure Rebecca McNutt, this short story reads as a cautionary tale in more ways than one. Filled with moody atmosphere and wonderfully vivid prose, McNutt's work is always evocative and intriguing and gives you something to think about long after you've finished it.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rogene Carter

    A very well-written and interesting premise that really could have benefitted from about 100 more pages. I was so interested in what mental illness caused someone to feel that they were part canine and how that manifested over an extended period of time. Also, the main plot wasn't explained well enough for me to be scared of it. Overall, good writing but really lacking. A very well-written and interesting premise that really could have benefitted from about 100 more pages. I was so interested in what mental illness caused someone to feel that they were part canine and how that manifested over an extended period of time. Also, the main plot wasn't explained well enough for me to be scared of it. Overall, good writing but really lacking.

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    Yayita ᔚ de Krychek .•°¤

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