Monthly Issue - January
Written by Praise
When it comes to amazing style, fabulous directing, and breathtaking stories, All Hallow’s contest winner Andy Dre accomplishes those with ease! His stories such as Small Towns, which has generated over twenty-five thousand reads and his newest tale The Shifter, have captivated audiences such as myself and many other influential authors. Not to mention his incredible personality, his work ethic and artistic skills will make you fall in love with his work instantly. Andy brings a new style to episode that so many readers have been desperate for and I truly recommend reading his stories. With that being said, I hope you all consider reading his stories. WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD!
His first and most famous story Small Towns, tells the story of a mundane and boring town affected by a string of unusual deaths. The story starts off with you, playing the main character as well as you best friend Sky wandering around town on your eighteenth birthday when you truly begin to realize how strange and jaded your town is. A sudden outburst from your old history teacher startles you and your best friend, forcing you into a conversation about leaving the town. Later, you return home only to find a surprise party your mother had thrown. Hours later, a news report is shown on TV telling the story of the death of Vivian Miller, this obviously changing the atmosphere of the entire party. When you and your friend decide to settle in, a frightening scream wakes you up in the night, so you immediately decide to investigate the scream. The noise takes you to Ms. McGlauve’s home, the strange woman who had been staring at you earlier. When you step into her home to investigate you notice the entire room covered in weird markings, and the dead body of Ms. McGlauve. The tale begins to take off from there with several twists and turns further captivating you into the frightening thriller. Overall this proves to be a fantastic story.
Andy’s next and newest story is titled The Shifter, and it tells the story of three families of shape shifters on a battling over territory. This story follows Blake, a sarcastic, hot-headed shapeshifter of the Colton family visiting her friend Peyton Acer, a fellow shapeshifter of the rival family on his birthday. Blake shifts into one of the guards in order to get in to see her friend. When Blake reaches his room she is surprised to see Ainsley, Peyton’s cocky, immature brother pretending to be him. Ainsley’s threats to Blake forces her to leave the Acer home. While attempting to sneak back into her home Blake runs into Val, her security guard who begins to prosecute her on where she was. Val sends Blake away to see her sister, Morgan, only to then find that her father had fallen sick and had left Morgan taking the lead of the family affairs. The sequence of events following that consist of constant arguing between Blake and Morgan and the affairs consisting all three families. Overall, the story has taken a fabulous turn and has become my personal favorite Andy Dre story.
Andy has continued to captivate audiences with his fantastic writing and directing. He shows and inspires all authors that any story of any genre deserves recognition. You can find him on Instagram on @andydreepisode where I’m sure he’ll appreciate any kind messages you have to send to him! Once again I hope you all consider checking him out, and a special thanks to Andy for allowing me to write this commentary. This is Praise logging off and I’ll see you in our next issue!
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