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A Short Story

"When a word game turns deadly, how do you fight it?" Who do you go to for help? Martin must answer these questions before he becomes the next victim of an insidious plot. In a single day Martin's simple life as a business executive is turned upside down, because of his fascination with word games. And he is not the only one in danger.
ebook, 29 pages
Published August 15th 2013 by Octane Interactive, LLC (first published December 15th 2004)
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John Langan
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's not an exaggeration that I was absolutely blown away by this story! My expectations were that it was going to be a funny little passage about playing Words With Friends... A nice, light read. You will be pleasantly shocked at the dark twists and turns this story takes. I'm reluctant to say more, and deny anyone the ride I just experienced. Read it, before the movie comes out... Lol!

I've always been a fan of short stories. You don't normally see this kind of character development and fully r
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Harry Hallman
Aug 30, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Authors shouldn't rate or review their own work. Reader's reviews, each and everyone no matter good or bad, are teaching vehicles for the writer. Thank you for your reviews.
Desiree
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-books, owned, fiction
What a great story! I loved the way this was written, straight to the point, not flowery... My only complaint is that I wish it was longer, as I found myself not wanting it to end! I don't read a lot of fiction, especially short stories, as you are investing in getting to know characters and the story is over before you know it! However, this one didn't have an overload of characters and the author did a great job introducing each one. I loved the technology aspect of it, also! I don't want to g ...more
Raven Reviewer
Oct 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Corporate executive Martin is doing well for himself and enjoys playing a word game on his phone. This day, a new player has entered the game and makes it come dangerously alive.

This seemed like an ordinary day for Martin. Therefore this story had exaggerated descriptions, making it mundane at times. Yet, I was hooked. There was something about the way it was written that made me curious about where the story was going. I had forgotten the description for this one (as I often do) and read it col
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Jessica
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Short stories are difficult to review without going into extensive detail and revealing the plot.

Martin is doing great and has everything he could hope for. He’s a big fan of playing games and doesn’t think twice accepting an invite to play a game version similar to Scrabble with a stranger. When VN76 begins to play, Martin is smug and knows he can easily beat them. The next day he goes about his normal business until he begins having one of those days. You know the type, where one thing goes w
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Hallman was born in 1944 and raised in the Kensington section of North Philadelphia. That was a year before World War II ended. He was influenced by the stories told by returning servicemen and the proliferation of war movies that were shown on the then new invention of the television. With the influence of movie heroes such as John Wayne, and re
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