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The Deed of the Monkeys: A Short Story

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At a quiet restaurant in an unnamed city, a man and a woman sit across from each other. She is distraught. He is quickly drunk. Neither can stop thinking of what they've just seen—a deed so brutal, so terrible as to leave the woman in tears. Was it a moment of meaningless urban violence, or was it something more? From the author of the dark short story Hide and Seek and th ...more
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Published October 1st 2011 by Shayna Krishnasamy
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Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
Sometimes I feel like the world asks too much of my will power.... short story about devious monkeys... free eBook I found on my new-for-my-birthday-eReader. Some things just aren't fair lol. Despite the fact that I am currently reading The Secret History ( and loving it, I might add) I just couldn't say no to this 11 page short story.

As with many short stories I've read, however, I found myself wishing this had grown up to a novella at very least. I found myself left with a few too many ques
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Maia Sepp
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
All of Krishnasamy's work is creepy good, and this short story is no exception. This story is brief, the details spare, but she manages to paint a vivid picture of a moment in time between the two main characters, who are dealing with the aftermath of a horrific deed that has shaken them both deeply. It's intriguing in a disturbing kind of a way, well-written and captivating. I'll definitely be reading her next piece.
London Mabel
Dec 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite of Krishnasamy's stories, and reminded me of the short stories of Avram Davidson. That is to say, a bit creepy, and you're never totally certain of what's happened/happening.
Wanda
Feb 11, 2012 rated it did not like it

This was just weird...

Summary: At a quiet restaurant in an unnamed city, a man and a woman sit across from each other. She is distraught. He is quickly drunk. Neither can stop thinking of what they've just seen—a deed so brutal, so terrible as to leave the woman in tears. Was it a moment of meaningless urban violence, or was it something more? From the author of the dark short story Hide and Seek and the bestselling novella The Sickroom comes a tale about the things we do for love and the devili
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John Cress
Mar 18, 2012 rated it liked it
I liked the idea behind this one. Basically, something terrible has happened and the main character does not want to fess up to his involvement with it due to the risk of offending the women he is dining with. The whole time one is wondering what the act is but (spoiler) the act is never revealed. It is a nice quick read but didn't really give me a satisfying ending.
Chava
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
I read this book in 2 goes even though it is only a few pages long. The story was way to weird and I just couldn't get into the story.
Nathan
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
hmm. That was my thought upon reading this short story. I wasn't too impressed with it. The ending was not satisfying for me and although I liked the idea I disliked how it was done here.
Andrea Ika
Feb 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
not one of my favorite book
Paul
Apr 12, 2012 rated it did not like it
Sorry didn't like @ all …
Jeremy
Dec 26, 2011 rated it it was ok
The style if quick, curt, and a little detached. Not much substance, nor style. Not poorly written, but no real reason to read it. I only came across it as a free short story on the Kobo store.
Melissa Monette
Mar 23, 2012 rated it liked it
ummm.... Interesting story?
That is pretty much all I can say.

I read it twice just to make sure I didn't miss anything but, alas, I did not. Strange but creative.
Nicolette
Dec 22, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: own-on-kindle
good idea for a short story but poorly executed and predictable
Teshai
Oct 24, 2013 rated it did not like it
Didn't like it all..paid for someone to be killed so u could get laid?
Kalah
Nov 29, 2011 rated it it was ok
This was not good.
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Shayna Krishnasamy was born and raised in Montreal. She is a writer of literary and young adult fiction and her works have appeared in Geist and The Fiddlehead. Home is her first novel.

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