Friday, February 21, 2014

REVIEW: The Promotion by Gabriel Beyers

Title: The Promotion (A Short Story)
Author: Gabriel Beyers
Genre: fantasy
Price: $1.99 (ebook)
Publisher: Gemini Gremlin Ink
ISBN: --
Point of Sale: Amazon
Reviewed by: Emily Veinglory

This is a generously sized short story at 33 pages. I sort of relaxed as soon as I began reading.  There is an immediate quality to good writing that says: just relax and enjoy the journey. And Beyers' writing has that quality.

The immediate story is a rather dark tale of someone who goes about a rather unpleasant join in a very matter-of-fact way. However as the story unfolds there is a subtle but unmistakable element of heart and humor that gives what could be a clever but shallow story an extra dimension.

If this short story is meant to wet the reader's palate for the author's longer works: mission accomplished.


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