This is a very short story that I think has the potential to be more, but I personally had a hard time following it. Upon beginning the story, readers will quickly note that it’s extremely repetitive. Now, this is a writing technique that Ferreira uses on purpose, repeating the word “dark” multiple times, but I found that I really didn’t enjoy this repetition. If you look up at the very short synopsis, you’ll get an idea of what I mean about the repetition.
Yet, while half of the story is extremely repetitive, the other half suddenly flows very nicely. It was a very sudden shift, a bit jarring; however, while I wasn’t a fan of the repetition, I did enjoy the flow of story once it transitioned. Unfortunately, I didn’t really understand the big revelation at the end. I read the story twice (because it’s so short), but I still didn’t understand it fully. I think that it’s more of a reader error than a writer error, though. Overall, as “The Dark, Dark House” is a very short read, I think you should give it a try to see if it’s your style. Unfortunately, it’s not for me. One star.
I obtained this short story from Amazon when it was free.