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A Walk in the Woods: A Horror Short Story [Kindle Edition]

Rebecca M. Senese
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $0.99

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Book Description

The old woman loves the woods, loves the childhood stories of the wolves chasing little girls in the woods. So today when she felt well, it’s time for a walk in the woods. As she slips away from her nasty servant, she goes for a walk in the woods. Only to find, some of those tales were real…

A Walk in the Woods is 1,823 words.


Product Details

  • File Size: 194 KB
  • Print Length: 9 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: RFAR Publishing (May 15, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005110AU8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,310,581 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A waste of time. February 24, 2013
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Not a good read in my opinion. It isn't a very imaginative work. I wasn't afraid in any sense of the word.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Completely Amateur January 17, 2013
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This seems to be a sample story from the author to create, in the reader, an interest in her other works. Unfortunately the story suffers from a number of faults including poor story structure, shallow characters, and elementary prose. Its just terrible and I have no further interest in this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Short Story. November 23, 2012
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This was a very well written, captivating, fun short story. I really enjoyed the authors style of writing and the direction she took the story in. Very entertaining story that took just a little bit of time to read. Well worth reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great short read September 27, 2012
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3 stars because this work is free, short and delivers some scary fun. Some good imagery and descriptions of the forest. No more than 3 because its more entertaining than convincing and it is a bit hokey. But I liked it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing June 3, 2012
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From the first sentence on, this book was a disappointment. The sentences are clunky, the language almost too formal. The story itself is uninspired, a retelling of the same Red Riding Hood story we've heard retold a hundred times before. The "twist" isn't, nor does it even make sense. If Senese had labeled this an "interpretation" then maybe I'd be a bit more gratuitous, but as a horror tale, it's just not very original. Nor is it that horrifying.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Props for an unexpected ending May 6, 2012
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I enjoy a short story with a twist and this had one. I wished the beginning was faster paced and it did leave me wondering where this story was going. The ending made up for the slow start. I won't tell you the ending so you can enjoy it for yourself, but I will say you can punch holes in it, big ones. Overall, very enjoyable and I would recommend it to others.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Off to grandmother's house August 4, 2011
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This short starts off with some nice atmosphere. An old woman is sneaking out of the house early one morning. Her daughter has hired Gertrude to look after the old woman, and Gertrude seems as much a warden as a caretaker. We never learn our main character's name; she is simply 'old woman,' as she is often told that she is now too old to do this or that. But today, the old woman is going to disobey the rules by sneaking out to take a walk in the woods.

I felt a connection to this woman, as we crept quietly out of the house together, walking in the still woods, with the warm sun and fresh air. The author set that mood up very nicely, from the oppressive, confining safety of home to the soothing solitude of the forest. I was waiting for the peaceful quiet of this walk to be shattered, waiting to see what lesson the old woman and the reader were going to learn at the end of this story.

The author gives the reader a smart double-twisted ending. It was some dark humor, earning an appreciative chuckle from me. I guess it's best to let the fairytale teach the lesson. 3.5 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Walk in the Woods May 14, 2014
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Thoroughly enjoyable!! The story was scary and the tension was perfectly layered. From the beginning, it had that feel of the olden day scary stories I used to hear as a child. I could not help but laugh at the end though - it was so ironic. This was a truly awesome read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Too short. I read it in minutes. I ...
Too short. I read it in minutes.I got this book free during a promotion. I know they are called short stories, and I read rather quickly , but this one just ends abruptly. Read more
Published 7 months ago by amazonlover
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
liked it
Published 9 months ago by Judy
3.0 out of 5 stars It's all right for killing a few minutes of time.
This story isn't really bad, but neither is it good. I give it three stars because I think it was written decently and I did like the old lady protagonist. Read more
Published 12 months ago by LM
5.0 out of 5 stars grand fright
Clever little story and very satisfying. Something comforting and familiar goes there. Leaves a little cat smile on your lips.
Published 12 months ago by Pamela Chambers
4.0 out of 5 stars Gotcha!
I loved it. I normally am good at seeing it coming but this one caught me off guard. Good job. I would read more of Rebecca's stories.
Published 17 months ago by Grams
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre
I am giving this story a 3 because it was mediocre, the story is weak, short, and over done, and probably would have gotten a worse review if it was any longer
Published 20 months ago by Horrorfan1122
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring
The book was boring, never grabbed my attention like other short stories. Also the ending was ever weak and not good all. Read more
Published 22 months ago by anthony buscemi
3.0 out of 5 stars Great
More detail would be nice. I didn't get it in the end to be completely honest with you. But good.
Published 22 months ago by Pewdlover
3.0 out of 5 stars A walk
This book was very short but ok. Towards the middle/end of the short story I was and am very confused.
Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for great price.
This book is not the best, but it is a great short story. I think it needs more but it was a good story for a great price.
Published on March 25, 2013 by Austin lee Wolde
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More About the Author

Based in Toronto, Canada, I write horror, science fiction and mystery/crime, often all at once in the same story. Garnering an Honorable Mention in "The Year's Best Science Fiction" and nominated for numerous Aurora Awards, my work has appeared in the anthology Tesseracts 16: Parnassus Unbound, the anthology Tesseracts 15: A Case of Quite Curious Tales, the anthology Imaginarium 2012, the anthology Ride the Moon, the TransVersions anthology, Deadbolt Magazine, On Spec, The Vampire's Crypt, Storyteller, Reflection's Edge, the anthology Future Syndicate, and Into the Darkness, amongst others.

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