Title: The Trap
Author: Al Stewart, Claire Davis
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Release Date: February 14th 2016
Page Count: 60
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
New job – sexy boss – fate – Art…
When Sal attends an open exam for an apprentice artist to work alongside the infamous Matthew Picard, the last thing he expects is to be the winner. But then his role is revealed and nothing is ever the same again. As he toils day and night on the unique sculpture, strange sensations begin to affect both him and the watching master artist.
Matthew Picard thought he was through with men and love. What he wanted was for Sal to help him create one final monstrous masterpiece – The Trap.
But as he observes his young apprentice, his focus shifts, and so do the very walls of the gallery.
Is it the beauty of art, or something more magical at work?
As the sculpture is created, a power is unlocked.
Can love save them, or will they be trapped forever?
“The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.”
~Vincent Van Gogh~
I don’t know exactly how to describe this story. It’s weird and out of the norm. Not mainstream and definately a little crazy.
It’s an ode to art and love.
It’s also somewhat magical and whimsical. Sensual and maybe lyrical. It blurs the lines between art and love. Between creating art and having sex. It makes you breath a little quicker, this story, and wonder why you feel like crying.
And fight the urge to run to the nearest gallery.
And want to punch Sal’s mom in the face.
The authors have a very distinctive voice, and this story is beautifully written.
Recommended for everyone. But you ‘ll appreciate it more if you ‘re into art of any kind, and if you believe that, for some people, creating art is the only thing that makes sense.
“…if he made things, real life seemed to have purpose.
This story is part of the Love Unlocked Anthology.