Length: 52 Pages
Release date: October 15, 2018
Synopsis: Final Harvest is a riveting dark tale of an old man’s desperate wish to be re-united with his deceased family. In a pact with the ancient tree on his land, the old man is assured his reward will be his wish of reunion. But how many innocent victims must suffer for him to achieve his promise to the tree and would his reward be according to his wishes. The Final Harvest is a noir tale of love, death and being careful for what you wish for, because it may just come true.
Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review
I’ve read a number of short stories and collections by Michael J. Elliott. I really myself enjoying his writing style, storytelling and the twists he hides that sneak up on you. The background for Final Harvest, as stated in the introduction was intriguing. Michael J. Elliott takes a story built around the idea of an urban legend and gives it a fun and nasty twist. I thought I could see the conclusion early on, but the real twist was buried another lever deeper in the story. This book is a short and quick read and is as complete as any longer piece of writing. Final Harvest had a solid beginning, well built plot and an ending fitting of any horror short.
Michael J. Elliott, biography
Michael J Elliott lives in Victoria, Australia and grew up with a vivid imagination. At Primary school his Headmistress proudly called him “A second Alfred Hitchcock”. Michael continued his love of the creative arts where he was praised for his performances in school productions such as Oliver. He achieved an A+ for his scriptwriting and directing in his Year 12 Media Studies class. Michael then went on to study Media for two years at Melbourne State College. He also joined a local amateur performing and social group who regularly performed free shows for senior citizens club and his comedy sketches were highly praised. Michael’s writing highlight thus far was to write a comedy sketch for a television special which starred his brother, one of Australia’s most widely respected comedians. Michael currently writes and operates a blog, The Writers Emporium, in which he promotes works by other indie authors for free in order to help with their promotion efforts. Michael is a fan of sci-fi, British comedy, fantasy and golden age Hollywood movies and is a fan of online game Wizard 101 which he says, nurtures his fantasies to be an adult Harry Potter. Michael is the author of short stories, Dinner For Two and Mr Westacott’s Christmas which are included in his collection of short horror stories, Portraits of Dread. He has also written the horror novella, Sharpshooter. His other two shorts, Black Silk Panties (An erotic horror story) and How does your garden grow? are now available and are part of his newest collection, Choice Cuts-A Bite From The Dark Realm. Released on Halloween 2016.