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after a fight with his wife Annie, Arthur wakes up alone, resentful. determined to fill the day with his own druthers, Arthur instead finds himself trapped, injured, and hunted by a deadly beast.
Kindle Edition, 36 pages
Published May 30th 2018 by parabolos books
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Leslie Tuk
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Short story to remember

The story is well written, dragging you along for the ride. It moves with speed and emotion. Highly recommended. A 30 minute good read.
Dale Ernst
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great short story

I enjoyed this immensely! The author was so descriptive and the story kept me captivated. I didn't want it to end!!
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Visceral and Haunting

I love a good short story: the distillation of character and plot has always delighted me. In “kindling,” the author delivers a heaping dose of detail and excitement. He writes cinematically, revealing the story with each paragraph. Masterfully done!
Janelle Musick Esch
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you want to read something that makes you forget you are reading instead of living in the same world as the main characters, this is for you! It doesn’t matter if you want to be entertained or if you teach literature and want to immerse students in a great piece, there is something here for everyone. Every detail is an A+.
Abby Mathews
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent short story

More than once I gasped reading it. Good stories hook your brain, as you live them with the characters. I certainly lived this one along with Arthur!
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reasons why you shouldn't drink alone.
Great short story! I enjoyed the tension, action, and pacing. A visual and visceral page turner. A fun quick read.
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I am a huge fan of short stories. Unlike a novel where you have pages or chapters to set a mood, introduce characters, and create tension, a short story requires that every word, every syllable, has a clear focus that drives the story. Superfluousness removed. The story pushes the words to contain more. You can feel more words beneath each word, all carrying more than their individual weight. Kindling does just this.

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