"Vindictive" by Isobel Sheene

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Re: "Vindictive" by Isobel Sheene

Post by litmonster » 07 Sep 2015, 13:06

A simple, relatable story that drives the irony home. Short and to the point. I think one of the aspects I most enjoyed about this story is that the person seeking vengeance isn’t the original victim; such a story is a testament that such horrible actions affect more than just one person, and there is no accounting for all of those emotions and possibilities.

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Post by TangledinText » 09 Sep 2015, 08:16

Vindictive was my perfect example of what a great short story is. It had a catchy beginning, held the readers interest and ended with a bang (not literally, no spoilers revealed). I enjoyed this read. It was the most realistic out of the few so far and in such a short story it created a relationship between the characters and the reader, which made you relate to what they were feeling and why they were reacting that way.

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Post by Acwoolet » 09 Oct 2015, 16:59

I thought it was very readable and unique. Definitely different from what I usually read.

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Post by Naval Aulakh » 09 Jul 2017, 05:52

I found this story quite unique. There are very less people who seek revenge on behalf of the victim. It is very uncommon.
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