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HubReviews 1 : A Series of Reviews on Short Stories on HubPages
We write reviews on movies, books, games, and all the other things that we think people might find interesting. So I thought, 'Why not write reviews on some short stories that are right here on HubPages?' After all, there are some amazingly talented storytellers right here in the community.
Remember, these are reviews, not summaries so if you happen to read a review here that you find interesting, you can follow the link at the bottom of the story's review and read the story on the owner's page.
This short story is clear, easy to read and understand, and is very well-written. The characters are superbly developed. So much so, that the reader is fully able to appreciate the message and experiences of the characters. You smile when they smile and feel their hurt, anger and vulnerability.
There is nothing as important to a little girl as her father's love. If that one thing is missing, nothing else may seem to matter. Sof's story is a perfect example of how meaningful a father's love really is. Not the love that breaks the bank and hurts your pocket, but the kind of love that does not cost a thing. It does not matter to a child how expensive their education is, how costly their toys are, or how noble are the people the people they get to associate with. What matters is knowing that the people they depend on the most, their parents, love them unconditionally.
I, Them, and the Things They Didn't
I had to read it three times before I fully understood what the writer was trying to say. I think that is what is so interesting, I had to reread it. I couldn't help it. The poetic flow of this piece is compelling.
This short story is unlike most short stories. Even though the writer is very descriptive about what is taking place, there is still room for the reader to add their concept to it without completely ruining it. For example, each time I read it I would always see it in a different way.
Interest Captured describes a group of people who, even though they will be successful, lack the passion for what they are doing. As the writer sits and paints a worded picture of his surroundings, he shows a true picture of society today.
Johnny On The Spot
Ruby Red and the Wolf
This is a creative and modern twist on a classic story. We have all heard the story of Little Red Riding Hood, in fact we can probably recite the story on the spot. We are all familiar with the characters in the classic story and all their roles.
In this romantic and mysterious short story, our classic safe characters take on different roles. The tension, fascination, and suspense is skilfully woven in every line.
Most people have seen news reels, entertainment magazines, and reality shows that spoon-feed the ever-hungry audiences with the latest scandals of their favorite artists. The world knows when a rock star breaks a nail, when pop star goes to rehab, or when an actor overdoses.
This story gives us an interesting peek behind the scenes. Megan writes about her experiences of having an alcoholic rock star as a father. As she describes the reactions of people around her as she sits in a hospital's waiting room, the reader can appreciate the emotions that are underlying her words.
There are two or more sides to every story. This piece shows the side of the story that most people do not even think about: the child's side. After all, aren't they affected by what their parent's do?
Here's my short story
Once upon a time, I was lost in town but then I found my way home. The end!