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He Took His Skin Off For Me by Maria Hummer
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The short story was as strange as the short film.

The writing itself is well done and inviting, but the macabre subject matter almost goes to the length of becoming silly. In fact, I'd go as far as to say it's absurd enough to cross the line from horror to humor, although it definitely goes back and forth.

The single-page short story is a fairly straightforward metaphor, but that doesn't mean I can stop thinking about it. You wouldn't think something so short and so straightforward could be this gripping, but you'd be wrong. Of course, it could just be the shock value of the grotesque nature of the heart of the story, but I just don't think that's the case.

Well worth the read, especially because it's free, it'll take you five minutes to read it, and you'll ponder on it for ours.

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Reading Progress

October 5, 2018 – Started Reading
October 5, 2018 – Shelved
October 5, 2018 – Finished Reading

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