I read The Brass Teapot by Tim Macy as part of the 31 Shots of Shock.Every day of the month of October, I will be posting review of one horror short Story! This challenge is hosted by Rob @RobAroundBooks. You can join any day you want.
Alica and John are on the way back from visiting there oldest daughter in college. They have been continuously fighting on there monetary problems. With both kids in college, they had no money left to even get through a day.
On the drive home they argued about money. Wasted money. With two children in college, neither having been able to maintain their scholarships, not only was John and Alice’s retirement dwindling but also their ability to make ends meet.
They stop at a certain place, so that John can stretch his back, when a haggard- looking old women approaches Alice with an ancient brass teapot. Alice not know what to do with it, puts it in the back- seat of the car. What both of them not know, is that this ancient teapot has the capability to make money, but for it to function, what would John and ALice do? To what extent could they go?
This is scary in a very different way. I knew there would be an unsettling end, but when it came, I really di
d not e
xpect it. I am sure if you have an ancient tea-pot at home, you will never be able to look at it the same way.
Iliana asked me how I chose my horror stories. Most of the time, I read that has been read and recommended by Rob @RobAroundBooks. He has a wonderful database of horror (funny!). Sometimes, I go to some sites, just like the one I read from today. My reading is limited to online material, as I am not going to buy myself horror anthologies, I am on a self imposed restraint. 🙂
Hope this one gives you the horrors when using the Brass Teapot 😉