Friday, May 19, 2017
The Soul Game
Source and story!: https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/12x5u5/the_soul_game/
Summary: The Soul Game is a story that is told from the perspective of the father of a child called Jesse (Or is re-told by the mother rather in this version) Jesse has been getting into trouble in school with a little boy called Stan, this then follows up with some paranormal happenings around the house as well. Later on in the story it reveals that Jesse was playing a game called "the Soul Game" with Stan, and his father had enough of it because of the way Jesse was acting at home now. Jesse would cry, or scream at night, and then his father would always come check on him until he met Stan himself.
My Personal Reaction: Frightened! I love scary stories and finally a story has sent shivers down my spine, the Soul Game is more then just a campfire horror story, it is a wonderful story with great characters and is rather short as well! I loved reading the whole selection, as I went on I simply could not get enough, The Soul Game has one of the best plot twists as well, I really loved reading this selection. The author did a great job in frightening the reader, so much so that I don't even think I'll be able to sleep tonight!
Author's Intentions?: The author's intentions was ultimately to frighten the reader, that's why it's on a "creepy forum" which made that pretty obvious. The author does an amazing job at this, and patterns of organization include: Chronological order, the story just goes by what happened first, until finally what happens last, and what happens last was definitely a surprise!