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My Mother's Shadow by [Eigh, M.]
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"(My Mother's Shadow is) a truly beautiful piece of short fiction.  What it lacks in action it makes up for in literary depth.  There are a lot of layers to this story, each interesting enough to mull over for some time.

I was impressed with how easily M. Eigh introduces his racist world.  In just a few short paragraphs that contain no blatant description you understand the conflict and empathize with the characters.  I appreciated the symbolic use of shadows.  It was a clever literary reference to other literary references.

★★★★ --Alain Gomez, Book Brouhaha

In MY MOTHER'S SHADOW our main character is a first grade child who notices she has no shadow, discovers that this is a curse from God ...

★★★★★ --  Grady Harp, HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE

"My Mother's Shadow" was quite original, a story about the consequences of being born without a shadow. It was eerily reminiscent of Germany's treatment of the Jews in the 1930s.

★★★★ --  J. Chambers, TOP 50 REVIEWER

One of the the most interesting stories that took place in the US was about a young girl who didn't have a shadow...

★★★★★ --Carolynde1515

As writer I have always admired those that can contain their creativity within the limited confines of short fiction and still create vivid and poignant stories. Here is one example of a master of the short form.

★★★★★ -- Ghauger

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  • File Size: 144 KB
  • Print Length: 16 pages
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ERCS7ZM
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So sad to be in those circumstances. The shadow is a good place to be for it is a good shadow. This story was gently presented.

Terry McDonald
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This is a short, quick read that speaks volumes..Very emotional tale set in a future world with underlying message of never, ending racism..Imagine you are little girl and one day while playing with the other children you can't make "puppet shadows" in the sun...You are bullied and laughed at by your friends that you now no longer have..You ask your Mom but all she will tell you is, "my shadow will always be your shadow"..Then another day you notice your Dad doesn't have a shadow either, and Mom says, "my shadow is also your father's shadow"...Being born an innocent child in a world where "shadows" are important there severe consequences...

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A powerful short story that speaks large volumes in a few words. It speaks of racism, discrimination and segregation without being "preachy".

In synopsis (without a spoiler) there are people that cast no shadows. These are the ones that are discriminated against by the powers to be.

Most highly recommended.
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