Unwelcomed: A Short Story Kindle Edition
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- File Size : 965 KB
- Publication Date : August 27, 2020
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B08GY46XGZ
- Print Length : 20 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,045,110 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I really enjoyed all the visuals I gained from the words, yet the description of the Dad looking for a weapon struck me as nearly desperate, and I cheered his actions.
“Dad quickly returned to his workshop table and scanned the shelves for a weapon of some kind. Without guns in the house, his options were limited to a few tools stored in shoeboxes. He chose a three-pound ballpeen hammer and rushed back to the landing. Already having removed the safety chain and opening one of locks, the intruder’s hand now fidgeted with the final deadbolt. Once opened, he gained access into the house. Dad said he held onto the hammer with both hands like a baseball player and swung with all his might, aiming for the center of the leather gloved hand.
Connecting, a loud bone crunching sound was quickly followed by a terrified scream from the other side of the door; the painful shrieks drowning out the sounds of crickets and the mating calls of other insects. Dad wielded the hammer and readied himself for another blow, but the arm quickly withdrew. In his haste, the burglar brushed against the jagged edges of the remaining windowpane. Blood spurted onto the glass and small bright red rivulets ran down the length of the door.”
Author Podlaski draws readers into the meat of his stories immediately. I have enjoyed each book of John’s I have read. No words are wasted. There is enough detail to make his characters compelling and relatable. It’s a good read and easy read recommended for young adults and above. I think you will love the ending.
Top reviews from other countries
On the contrary, I did, as ever enjoy John's skillful writing on the many experiences he has undergone through life....
This was in fact a story of self preservation, an important element in all our lives.
An attempt to break into the family home was thwarted by his father using a weapon in the guise of a hammer. On the sons return home from a spell of duty he persuaded his parents to buy a gun.
He taught them all how to use it. Which came in handy at a later date.
A captivating story, sadly true to today's uncertain world.