on 21 October 2013
I don't read many short stories, and this is the first I have read by this author.
The story starts with the reader being thrown into the action. The main character is on the run, being chased by unknown hunters. It is only a matter of time until he is caught and I was pulled along wanting to know why he was being hunted and where it would all end. The difficulty with short stories is the writer is limited to a finite number of words to tell the tale. That was no issue here. I was drawn straight into the story, the language used enabling me to imagine the terrain and the fear felt by the unnamed protagonist.
As I have come to find with short stories the ending was abrupt and left me wanting to find out more - which is not always a bad thing!