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Sins of the Father: A Short Story

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Our mistakes as parents become the burden of our children.

"Brilliantly Shocking!" - Shauna Dean

When Ricky was nine years old he murdered his grandma with a shattered bottle of Jack Daniels. Nobody knows why he did it. Not even Ricky.

Forty-two years later and Ricky still believes he is that little boy. The face of the man in the mirror is a stranger he's never known.

Doctors at Pinehurst Mental Hospital, desperate to help Ricky confront the suppressed memories locked away in his fractured mind, perform a radical new therapy to reveal the secrets buried on that fateful night.

But soon they'll come to realize some memories are best left forgotten.

Sins of the Father is a psychological thriller from Anthony Vicino. A heartbreaking short story examining mental health, regret, and redemption. Fans of Edgar Allan Poe's suspense, or Stephen King's unsettling horror mysteries, will love this captivating short story.

INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

Q: What's Sins of the Father about?

A: Sins of the Father is part psychological thriller, part horror mystery. Mental health disorders are fertile ground for this type of story because they're something we're all susceptible to at some level. It was a bit scary exloring what it means to be a killer, and how, given the right stimuli, any of us could turn into that monster.

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for Sins of the Father?

A: Well, I have a degree in psychology which came in handy as I sat down to figure out how I could accurately depict, and incite, the sequence of symptoms the story calls for. All things considered, Sins of the Father is a break from my usual science fiction and fantasy stomping ground. An experiment in something dark, gritty, and loosely inspired by Stephen King. All things told, this is one of my favorite stories because it hit so close to home.

Q: What does it mean to you when readers pick up your books?

A: It's incredibly humbling. For so long I've slaved away at the keyboard in obscurity. To have my words out in the world being read by fans across the world is a bit surreal. I don't know if I'll ever be a best seller like Hugh Howey, but so far I've met a slew of wonderful people (both readers and fellow authors alike) which has made the whole publishing adventure unforgettable. Thanks to everybody who's taken the time to pick up one of my stories. I can't tell you how much it means to me.

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• Murder Mystery Short Story

• Psychological Thriller Under 1 Hour

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  • Publication Date: November 11, 2014
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 66 Pages
  • File Size: 1,763 KB

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