Novella review ‘The Potted Plant’

  • Author: Thomas Gloom
  • Publisher: independently published
  • Publishing year: 2021
  • Number of pages: 86
  • My rating: 4/5

The Potted Plant: An Eco-Horror, Revenge Tale

They say that love is blind….

…but so is revenge.

The girl he’d planned to marry shattered his heart into a thousand pieces.

His best friend stabbed him in the back.

He was heartbroken, angry, and ashamed. Then he met Fiona. Could she help put his life back together, or would her witchy ways lead him further down a dark and wrathful path?

And what of the plant? It had grown from a cursed seed that he’d nurtured with his own blood. Vengeance has teeth, and sometimes it comes in the form of a flesh-eating ecological horror.

Emotions run high in this terrifying and psychological tale for the ages that’ll leave you sleeping with the lights on.


A little shop of Thomas Gloom’s horror

Well well well, I guess the taste of revenge isn’t sweet but coppery, like that of blood…
This was my third happening with Gloom’s dooms stories (Voodoo Child & Disciples of Nergal preceded this one) and I feel like I’ve got a real taste for the man’s musings! Scaring people is definitely his hobby and profession!

When a man’s girlfriend cheats on him with his best friend, he’s wracked by feelings of hatred and wants revenge. Then he meets the enigmatic but oh so beautiful Fiona on the bus and before he knows it, he has a one night stand with her. Afterwards she gives him a seed, thé seed of his revenge! Turns out some plants grow with sharp edges and ecological terror suddenly gets a whole new definition…

Tasty little tale about revenge and consequence! I applaud thee, Thomas for seeing beyond the veil and bringing us such delights.

A little Shop of Horrors, but through the eyes of a Gloomy writer!

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