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What can happen to a person when they get rid of different races of people? How is it done? Where do you start? Do you just do away with the ones currently in existence? Or do you have to go back to the origin of each race to make sure you've rid the world of those you find unsavory? One man receives the answer to all of those questions.
I just knew there was something about this story I would get a kick out of! It has been a while since a story tickled me just right. So original! It is a great short story terrifically told It will leave you with a snide little smile, a sinful feeling of satisfaction and completely entertained. Tell everyone about it! I am.
This story tells of a man named Alan, that has a home on the beach. Alan is retired and enjoys his time on the beach that he thinks of as his. He is a very grumpy, cynical man who prefers to be alone and becomes very angry with the people who spend time on the beach. He feels they are too loud, and they litter his beloved beach and they just cause too many problems for him. Alan comes across a container one day that he brings home. HE finds out it contains a "genie" that comes out to negotiate a deal with Alan. Unfortunately Alan finds out too late what happens when he makes a deal with this genie name Efil.
Jaye Frances once again writes a story that is so descriptive that I felt like I was right there on Alan's beach with him. If there was a genre called science fiction fantasy, that is what I would say this book falls into. One thing that I really appreciate in this authors stories is the fact that when you are finished reading the book she discusses where she gets her references and the deeper meaning of the story. When reading a Jaye Frances book, I never finish with just a story in my head, I usually have learned some kind of life lesson and a little bit of history on top of that.
This is a quite a short story but enchanting and subtle with its beautifully lyrical writing and its twist on the old genie-in-a-lamp tale. Well worth the read..
Worth downloading onto the kindle.
Short Time is a thought-provoking story of a man who pays the ultimate price for getting all he desires in life. Each tension-building chapter swept me along until I reached the ending and was left wondering, would it be worth it?
Jaye has once again delighted this reader!
The second tale is concerns four days in a cell of a man who sells his existence to the government in exchange for six months of sybaritic living. Again no surprises but it had the potential to become a decent book. The story is again about the price and negotiation for a pact with the devil. It becomes clear that the Agency, once it has its man in custody can and will do anything it wants with him.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book I downloaded because it was free, it it cost anything I wouldn't bother. Basically this guy finds a "genie in a lamp" but this genie is a bit mean and only gives... Read morePublished on 6 Mar. 2014 by Jean Beattie
I thought it was a bit different from the run of the mill books which I liked about it, however it was a bit creepy. If you want a book to make you think then go for this one.Published on 5 Mar. 2013 by Gail
I gave up with this book after 30 pagesfor some reason I just could not get into this story strange storyPublished on 30 Dec. 2012 by robcalp
This is a very poor story. The author thinks she's being very deep, clever and insightful in the way she portrays a moral message within a short story. Read morePublished on 11 Nov. 2012 by Richard
When I first started to read I was intrigued and thought that I would enjoy the book. However, in my opinion it was totally boring. Read morePublished on 9 Nov. 2012 by Mrs. Gillian R. Webber
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