- File Size: 3889 KB
- Print Length: 17 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: ProSpec Industries Inc (March 20, 2014)
- Publication Date: March 20, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00J5NTC5W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,724,988 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Blood Day: The Short Story Kindle Edition
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I found this to be a captivating read that had been hooked from the beginning. There is just the right about of secrets kept and teasingly revealed throughout the pages which is something I love while it drives me nuts. With it, I had to keep reading to find out what was happening. All the questions were not answered, but I was left wanting more. I want to know what happens next. What is the rest of the story?
It can be hard to develop characters who are strong and draw you in when writing a short story. It takes a lot of focus on the part of the author. Ms. Butland does an excellent job of it as I felt empathy for the woman’s parents though they were not the focus of the story. I still have no clue why they left, what they knew, and what they were doing coming back in such an unusual manner to their daughter. Yet I still think of their sacrificial act and their feelings of regret and pride.
Okay, I can’t say anything more. To do so would be to reveal too much. I don’t want to do that. If you like stories that pull you in yet leave you wanting more, check out Blood Day. A great short story read.
Note: This book was provided to me by the author with no expectation of a positive review.
But who is she, herself? Even Veronica doesn’t really know.
Until that magical, frightening day when she cuts herself–and bleeds. For the first time in her life. Suddenly, answers are finally hers,; such as why, no matter how many coins she gives away, there are always more. Why she remembered–though did not understand completely–everything said to her in her first few months of life. Why her parents left her alone in the world.
And now, with the appearance of another like her, what she is supposed to be.
This is a very short story, only about seventeen pages long. Ms. Butland has put a lot of beauty and effort into this offering, with enough character development and detail that the reader can get caught up in the story very quickly.
I’d like to see this as a full-length book. There is definitely a lot of opportunity for stretching out the storyline into a winner of a book. But perhaps that is what the author plans. I certainly hope so!
Oh, and by the way–the last line in the story speaks to everyone, not just Veronica: “Be who you are, be proud, and share your existence with the world.” I couldn’t agree more.
I enjoyed Blood Day. The story carried me along as I started asking questions about who, and later WHAT Veronica (MC) was. I became intrigued by her character, wanting to have my questions answered. If this were the first chapter of a full length novel, I would definitely be on the hook and eagerly going on to read chapter 2. The author made me want to know all about Veronica. As a stand-alone short story, I wish that it had been longer and carried the story further. It left me still looking for answers to all of my questions.
At the end of the story, I still didn't understand what Veronica is, and why bleeding is important. I don't know who Aaron is, other than he is "one of them", whatever Veronica is. The good news is, I WANT to know these answers. The author has grabbed my interest, and I want to read more.
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