The Bridge Builder of Arta by Neil Coghlan





The writer takes us to a small park near the workplace of Benjamin McAuley, the main character. Benjamin  finds two mysterious statues that appear to defy the laws of nature. When he learns of the bizarre centuries-old legend behind the statues and of the man who built them, Benjamin is determined to investigate further.

I got this as a free download and it is an enjoyable short story with a good sense of place ( I know the location and the writer evokes it well) and interesting characterization. It builds up well to the climax although I did find the ending somewhat contrived but that is probably because I don't easily enjoy the supernatural. For a quick coffee break read it would be ideal and is worth downloading.