Brandon R. Luffman
- Title: The Card
- Author: Brandon R. Luffman
- ISBN: null
- Page: 224
- Format: Kindle Edition
When a strange tarot card appears in a friend s deck, Jason assumes it s just a prank done in poor taste But, when terrible events befall those around him, he must face the possibility that something sinister is afoot.Death is closing in, along with a suspicious detective who believes that Jason may be the killer he s stalking With his life turned upside down, Jason findWhen a strange tarot card appears in a friend s deck, Jason assumes it s just a prank done in poor taste But, when terrible events befall those around him, he must face the possibility that something sinister is afoot.Death is closing in, along with a suspicious detective who believes that Jason may be the killer he s stalking With his life turned upside down, Jason finds that there are worse things to be hunted by than the authorities.This 4,500 word short is a supernatural horror story in the spirit of the pulp era, but with a modern feel.
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The Card was a fast-paced thriller that took off from the first instant.This short story jumps right into the mystery as three friends find an unknown card in a tarot deck, each blaming the other for the supposed prank. Justin doesn’t believe in supernatural forces, so when strange things begin to happen and more ominous cards show up at significant times, he isn’t sure what to think. Things soon get worse, and he realizes how terrifying the unknown can be.What does the series of unexplained [...]
Once again, Luffman drew me in with rising tension and an absorbing, different plot. I love how he connected the main character's nervous tick and the ending. Fans of Stephen King will enjoy this, but it's also fun if you've ever played with Tarot cards.
Some of you might think this story is predictable. Not so for me. Brandon threw in some curve balls that distracted me long enough to forget a few hints.Jason is the moderator for the three. Even close friends get into it now and then.Brian’s ticked off. He’s adamant he didn’t do it.Freddie’s furious. He’s sure Brian slipped the card into his deck.They get in each others faces, causing Jason to step in and try to diffuse them.Freddie designs his tarot decks himself, and he’s positive [...]
Quick and enjoyable read. Definitely unnerving. I don't feel like I can say more without it being spoilers, so spoiler-tag it is.(view spoiler)[I feel like I want to know more about this card. Maybe a longer novella is in order? Or a prequel story? Maybe about how the card was created. Is someone trapped in there? Why is he trapped in there? How is he just now managing to suck the life force out of people? (hide spoiler)]Also, the reason I left off a star was because (view spoiler)[of the end. I [...]
Here’s another great short from Brandon R. Luffman. I first read some of his work early last year, and couldn’t wait for more.The Card delivered with a well-written story, like I had expected. There’s a great, slow reveal as the story moves along as to what exactly is going on. We get to see, along with Jason the main character, the fate that a mysterious tarot card brings with it. Even though there was some obvious foreshadowing that allowed me to take a guess as part of the outcome, it w [...]
“The Card” by Brandon R. Luffman is a short story that reads as a novel. Luffman develops the story in a slow and delicious dance with the reader. Building suspense. As with his longer piece, “Frostwalker,” Luffman’s character development is easy and relatable. You have three friends socializing when a card none of them have ever seen before turns up. It looks like all the rest. How could the same person have not made it? A need to know what comes next builds and Luffman does not disap [...]
I thoroughly enjoyed this short story. It was a can't-put-down kind of read that pulled me in and moved quickly. Like another of his short stories, Out After Dark, this story seemed like it could easly be fleshed out into a full novel. This author does have a novel out, Frostwalker, but I also hope to see more short stories from him soon!
Tarot cards have always held me in awe. This short story shows exactly why they should be held in awe. The title short story actually takes something away from this because this is a full story in a smaller format! Excellent read and I look forward to more from this amazing writer.
I was pleasantly surprised by this short story. I couldn't put it down and wished it was longer. It left me feeling like I had just watched a really good scary movie.
Really enjoyed this short story, it was easy to visualize and flowed nicely- and I liked how the more macabre scenes made use of all the senses. Look forward to reading more from this author.
I really enjoyed this mysterious, suspenseful read. The plot was fresh and original. The ending was action packed with glimmers of hope and then BOOM! It hits like an axe to the skull. This story is very well written with well built characters and a great hook.
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