The End of the Trail
by Louis Rakovich
About the Author:
Louis Rakovich writes sometimes-fantastical literary fiction. His short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Bartleby Snopes, The Fiction Desk, Criminal Element, Spark: A Creative Anthology, Bad Dream Entertainment, Phobos Magazine and other places. He grew up in Jerusalem, Israel, and currently lives in NYC, where he’s working on his first novel – a psychological thriller with theological undertones.
He’s inspired by authors such as Truman Capote, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Edgar Poe, and filmmakers such as David Lynch and Andrei Tarkovsky. In his free time he enjoys cinema, curious objects and strange places.
You can find more fiction by him at www.louisrakovich.com, or follow him on Twitter at @LouisRakovich.
A barren land of salt and snow; a castle where underground paths twist and turn in endless circles and a reclusive king has not shown his face in years; a forest where few things are what they seem. An unnamed hero must navigate through these places as he takes on the task of tracking down a supposed witch, in a story that blends dream and reality, rumor and truth, danger and hope.
The End of the Trail by author Louis Rakovich is a magic realism / dark fantasy novelette that would appeal to fans of those two genres, as well as dark literary fiction, fairy tale horror, and all things strange and magical – where beauty is found in the terrible, the unpleasant, the vast and lonely and dangerous. It is a story about a physical and spiritual journey in a peculiar, harsh land.