The Auld Mither

by William Meikle

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A solid short horror story focusing mostly on atmosphere.

Dave Duncan comes home to bury his father and does the usual William Meikle character thing of going to a bar to gather information and getting incredibly drunk. To be fair, I liked him and his inner turmoil. His problems with his father should be relatable to many.

The Auld Mither lurks behind in the entire story, occasionally stepping out to play mind games or do something horrifically violent. She was really well done and described.

It’s a bit hard for me to talk about this one as, again, it’s very atmospheric, and I don’t want to give too much away. The Auld Mither’s full appearance in the story is great, and I’m not going to ruin that.

With the gore, folklore, and general creepiness, this one is pretty good.

**** Four out of Five Stars (Good)

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