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Real Lies by [Brooks, Liana]
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  • File Size: 271 KB
  • Print Length: 9 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: May 22, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0085L1GD6
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By Israel Drazin TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 2, 2012
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This simple but well-told and humorous ten minute long tale is about a woman who fishes dead bodies from the Pacific Ocean. One early morning she sees an unusual event in the water that she can't tell anyone about because no one would believe her; so she has to lie.
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Begin with the facts, lady. This is a short story and you don't have much time. Who is "I?" Are you male or female (had me picturing male until "black top and panties" came up). What's your job? It's simple: "I'm good at my job. Yeah, the guys didn't think a woman could do it. But I do it real good." See -- quick and not difficult.

You have no clue to begin what?? (Loc. 20). And why are you going to wear a swimsuit? Time is wasting in this story -- get those facts covered fast! And I'm losing sympathy for this woman who smells musty, gropes her own breast, can't find her cell phone.

All part of the humor, I guess. The story's redeeming quality -- easy and humorous touches in contrast to a dead body she has to check out. That "pure ice" is not factual. I know La Jolla Cove -- the water is not 40 degrees in October. Perhaps 50+. Say something like: "It feels like ice."

"There's this law about trying to prevent people from succeeding in suicide." Really? If it's an attempt at humor, it'll have to come off less factual. Sorry about that. Wait a moment? Earlier the body was visible on the beach with the otters. But our narrator has to dive in. And what do you mean, "Water foamed, and she was gone." (Loc. 75). Gone where? How? You have room for more descriptive action.

AND YET -- I liked this story -- except for the ending? What ending? Come on, that's where our imaginations take over. And I don't know how come the police wouldn't want to check this out further -- after all, the report had to come from them and they were there too. So I make these comments in order to see a revision of this story. Because it is good, even though it has holes.
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Nice short story by the incomparable Liana Brooks. (Picked up while free on Kindle.)
Could use a touch of editing to tighten up the slightly confusing time while in the water; but then struggling with things in the water is confusing.
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I would have given it 5 stars because It was REALLY good and I was getting really interested in it but then all of a sudden it ended it needs to be longer. I feel as if I've been left to hang outside to dry like for real are they EVER gonna admit they saw a mermaid do they see the mermaid again WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!!!!!But all in all it was pretty good just wishing it was longer and yes I understand its a short story but for heaven sakes don't leave me hanging. A short story still a story and should have a ending
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I really like where Liana is going with this... I want her to write more stories with these characters. Anyway it's a great quick read (I read this last night on the couch while my daughters were watching a Psych episode). Anyway thanks for writing this and sharing it for free with us! I like your work and look forward to more of it. Thanks!
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This is a great short read for anyone who does not feel like being intellectually challenged. It is refreshing, simple and easy to read and for that I would recommend it to anyone who would like to read a book instead of a magazine.
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This was very, very good...well-written, very descriptive, compelling from the beginning. However, it doesn't read like a complete story; it reads like the first chapter of a novel, leaving the reader wondering what happened to the rest!
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I dididn't trust the main character and her ability to drive the story and be scientifically accurate. The story was very short and it tried to have a twisty ending. The narration didn't seem believable.
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