Click-Clack the Raddlebag by Neil Gaiman

Reposting this 2012 Review because the short story is again free until Oct 31
Click-Clack the Rattlebag: A Free Short Story Written and Performed by Neil Gaiman | [Neil Gaiman]I am a big fan of Neil Gaiman.  I like his writing style, the sense of wonder that he brings into books and his literate references.  But he has a dark, but romantic side.  So nothing ends quite as you think it will, but most of the time there is still hope.

Gaiman is trying to start a movement where people write short stories and give them away for Halloween.  This year he wrote a short story, Click-Clack the Raddlebag, and recorded it (I think he is a great narrator) and Audible.com is giving it away.  For each download, Audible will contribute to DonorsChoose.org.

You do not have to be a member of Audible to get the story.  So there is no reason to not try it out.

I love Gaiman, but I am not really a fan of the horror genre.  I like creepy and suspenseful, but not blood and guts.  This story has all of the creepy, none of the bad stuff.

It is about a young man that is putting the younger brother of his girlfriend to bed.  The boy asks the young man to tell him a story.  I won’t give any more away.  But the ending is great.  You really don’t get the creepy factor until the very last line.  Go get it. It is free. (Only 11 minutes)

 

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