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Recalculating (Kindle Single): An eShort Story Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Despite some evil doing and menace appropriate for Halloween, this is really a lighthearted romp of a story, told by a writer who seems to be a natural at spinning a straightforward tale and who is very good at keeping things moving headlong toward a satisfying conclusion. Satisfying, especially, for the women readers; not so much so for the men.
There are many things implausible scattered throughout like old shoes left lying around but they really don't distract from the fun of it all, not really.
Tom is verbally abusive to Maureen, a suburban mom in her fifties, who has put up with a lot of cruelty during the couple's long time together. He also attacks her physically but he has never hit her. Tom pinches. And his pinches are by no means love tweaks. Maureen has the deep purple bruises to prove it.
The Stephen King moment comes after Tom has been dispatched from the scene and Maureen finds a box with her name on it tucked away in the attic next to the Halloween stuff. The story's title refers to the GPS unit wrapped nicely inside the gift box with a card that reads simply "Love always, Tommy." A gift from the grave that can talk and give directions. You can only imagine what happens next.
"Recalculating" is a story that's spooky not scary. It gets an adult rating for some of the language (coming from Tommy, of course), but all the chills are mixed in with the gentler jibes. Despite the treachery, you'll have some good natured fun cheering for Maureen. In the end, the story is as sweet as the single piece of chocolate covered caramel Maureen unwraps and pops in her mouth.
All in all, I'm glad I gave it a shot.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the First Short Story I have read by J Weiner, after enjoying her novels. Looking forward to reading more of her short stories!Published 3 months ago by Ann W
I still think about this story line...so different than some of her other books.Published 3 months ago by Shivani Sharma
Did not like the story line. No one should get away with murder.. He will haunt her forever and everPublished 6 months ago by Carolyn J. Hargis
I applaud the author for stepping outside of her typical genre; however, this short story was a miss. Read morePublished 7 months ago by A. Collister
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