Reviews of Dark Fiction

A Seed in A Soil of Sorrow by Keith Anthony Baird

A Seed in A Soil of Sorrow was an horrific way to spend my lunch hour!

Since I was a teenager, I’ve always had an interest in psychiatry, specifically regarding serial killers and cults, (both leaders and followers.) All of which brings us to the Viridian Chapter. Set on the site of crimes against humanity, the Chapter promises a life free of worry, but we all know how that usually turns out, don’t we?

I can’t say anything more because…spoilers, but I found myself captivated by this short tale. Of course, I’m mostly caught up with the psychology of the main character and what brought him there. Then, once we meet the man in charge, (because it’s almost ALWAYS a man, isn’t it?), I wanted to discover what his motivations were as well. There are no easy answers here, though, but I can say, I was stunned by the time the story was over!

What an entertaining way to spend my lunch hour! Highly recommended!

Source: I bought this story with my hard earned $1.28!

A Seed in A Soil of Sorrow Book Cover A Seed in A Soil of Sorrow
Keith Anthony Baird
Dark Fiction, Horror
Keith Anthony Baird

When the death cult calls ... what are you running from? The path to the Viridian Chapter is paved with many sorrows. It's a sect which sits on the site of a brutal atrocity, and one which harbours numerous dark secrets. Leader, Hans Lehmann, is a visionary bestowed with remarkable abilities, with followers who are prepared to offer their lives in exchange for his promise of a utopia.

On the cusp of autumn, a lone seeker arrives to discard his former life and embrace his rebirth as a chapter disciple. Stark lessons within a strict regime are the lure for those who have been traumatised by their uncaring past. The promise of a doomsday ascension through the waste of flesh proves at odds with a union between two souls who must flee the confines of the commune, if their love is to stand a chance of being fully realized.

But will the inner circle elite discover this betrayal and exact a terrible retribution, or will they escape the clutches of the sect's unstable originator and lift the lid on the culture of violence within?

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