Blanky by Kealan Patrick Burke

A scary baby blanket! Name me three authors that could pull this off?

Stephen's baby girl has just died and his wife has left him. He’s drowning his sorrow in alcohol and classic television.

Then he hears some weird sounds coming from upstairs and he finds his daughter's blanky on the floor in the middle of her empty room.

Her favorite blanky, the one they couldn't find after she was buried.

In the room no one has entered since his wife left.

Is this the alcohol? A chance for redemption? Or the start of something really horrible?

Burke can write! But, personally, I was looking for something more ghostly and supernatural then Lovecraftian. I had forgotten since reading Sour Candy that this is the direction his horror moves in. (Full disclosure: I’m not a super-fan of Lovecraft.)

So, super cool concept and some really disturbing imagery, but it was only scary for me until the reveal of what "the horror" was, if that makes sense.

This is a very short horror novella, around 75 pages. If you haven't read Kealan Patrick Burke, but want to try him and some horror à la Lovecraft, this is a great place to start.

Rating: 70/100 or ⭐⭐⭐

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