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Two men awake within the confines of an electrified chain-link fence. Machine guns point at them from every direction. Fanged beasts stalk the outside. An hourglass shows they're running out of time. They have no idea why they're here.
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Published January 27th 2011 by Joshua Scribner, via Smashwords
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I'm not exactly sure how to classify this short story. It was an interesting read, dealing with the situations life sometimes places us in and the choices that bring us to those situations, but it wasn't all introspection. There's real action to this story, complete with a ticking clock, a deadly and possibly inescapable trap, and man-eating cows. Hissing, fast moving, man-eating cows.
Nov 14, 2013 Nikki Vanderhoof rated it 4 of 5 stars
An interesting short story with no actual ending. It's more left up to the reader to decide why certain events occur and what their meanings are. Very strange with no real plot but actually had me thinking about it for a while after I was done with it. I will be looking into other works by this author.
Very interesting... the beginning had me wanting to put the book down and walk away but luckily, it was short. From there on it was a very good story filled with suspense and confusion... Man-eating Cows?!
Joshua Scribner is the author of the novels Mantis Nights, The Coma Lights and Nescata. His fiction won both second and fifth place in the 2008 Whispering Spirits Flash Fiction contest. Up to date information on his work can be found at joshuascribner.com. Joshua currently lives in Michigan with his wife and two daughters.More about Joshua Scribner...