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Teresa doesn't mind loneliness. It comes with the territory and she's learned to be particular about her privacy. She's learned that keeping to yourself is always the best option. Until Scarcity turns up. Teresa's never met anyone like her and it worries her how much she likes the girl's presence. What happens when two desperate, needy worlds collide?
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Kindle Edition, 18 pages
Published December 8th 2013 by Inamorata Press (first published January 18th 2011)
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Baxter Trautman
Nov 26, 2011 Baxter Trautman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just read someone else’s review of Kate Genet’s "Scarcity". Unable to believe it was as disappointing as the reviewer made it out to be I quickly read it myself. Quickly being the operative here. It’s a short story. Took all of twenty minutes to read. Something the previous reviewer must have overlooked as she was so disappointed the story was, well, short.

The main character is an artist, and if Scarcity was a work of art it would be a quick sketch, finely drawn with a brooding tension. Indee
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Shaya
Dec 03, 2015 Shaya rated it liked it
Shelves: lesbian
An important aspect that I was glad was included in this short story was a brief history of its origins. It's a 15 year old short story that was turned into a novel, and this is the first part of that book. This excerpt does work as a short story, but I think it would most likely be better included in the full context of the novel.

Some of the plot is odd to me. Scarcity is a 17 year old girl who kind of randomly stumbles into this older woman's life. (Though it isn't really all that random. The
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Rachelle Williams
I just finished reading Scarcity, it was short, but not a bad read. The protagonist is an artist who has an underage young woman chasing after her. The artist is attracted to the girl, but we don't really know why, and the girl seems to be stalking the artist, and again...the reader doesn't know why. There is also a hint of violence involved, but yet again, we are left in the dark as to its origins. The characters were not developed well enough for me to come to care about them fully. However, ...more
Lauren
May 24, 2011 Lauren rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was a clusterfuck, and I'm trying to figure out how the author managed that in such a short space. We're reading along, witnessing your every day lesbian courtship, until suddenly, out of the blue, the romantic interest has an outburst that seems completely out of character, and characterizes the protagonist in a way she was not set up. And what does the protagonist do? She just goes along with it, and accepts it, even though this girl knows nothing about her, and where is she getting her ...more
Mummy's Naughty Corner
Cover :- 2 stars
Sex/steaminess :- 3 stars
Story line :- 4 stars
Characters :- 4 stars
Overall rating :- 3.25 stars

Personal rating :-3 stars

Book Pairing:- F/F
Did it give me a book hangover :- No
Is this a review book or personal read :- Personal read

Why I chose this book?

It was a freebie and caught my attention

What I liked about this book.

* The storyline was good
* I was left wanting more.


What I didn't like about this book.

A bit short but then I've seen that it's been made into a full length book whic
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Robby L'Qeh
There's some great imagery here! The cover of the book is very appropriate as plums are mentioned throughout the story and tie in with the plot very well. Genet's a good writer. I was impressed with how she used the plums as a metaphor. She also did some beautiful things with descriptions of nature and the main character, Teresa's, paintings.

It's a cute lesbian short story that pulls off both "opposites attract" and "we're not all that different after all" themes at the same time. It won't take
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Laura
Oct 05, 2014 Laura rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, glbt
Browsing through the Kindle store on a warm afternoon is DANGEROUS...I get into a mood and start to browse through the collection of various books and this one shows up...It's about 80 pages so it is indeed a "short story" or really it's just a snippet from the actual book...At first I wasn't completely drawn to the characters or even the writing style but as I read more I found that all of that changed.

I ended up purchasing the actual novel too.
timios salter
Feb 16, 2016 timios salter rated it it was amazing
Mia

I loved the book. You should make more it showed that they both was hurt but in different ways it shows how difference could make something in common....but I do with the story was a little longer
Tony Hisgett
Jun 23, 2015 Tony Hisgett rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
A short story with an intriguing but frustrating non-ending. It’s a good job the full story can be found in the full novel ‘Don’t Go There’.
Laurie
Jul 02, 2015 Laurie rated it did not like it
This isn't even a book. It's an idea for a book.
50% of it is beginnings of other books. Some with truly sick premises, and nd I am very hard to to disgust.
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