Taken

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
Epi Martin was an intelligent young girl on the cusp of becoming a mature woman. She enjoyed the nearly unquestioning trust of her mother and the devoted attention of Alfredo, the young man whom she loved and who in turn was entirely taken with her special charms. The future seemed safe and quite certain, until one day of irrevocable change. A short story. (May be unsuitable for some readers.)

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Words: 3,860
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301300204
Tags: adolescence
About Bernard Fancher

I live on a small and mostly defunct farm in western New York, where the events of a typical day include writing and walking my dogs--items not necessarily listed in order of priority. (At least not from the dogs' point of view.)

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Review by: Paul Samael on May 03, 2013 :
At first, I thought this was going to be in much the same vein as "The End of the Circus" or "A Pond in the Middle of Nowhere", two other short stories from this author (which I would also recommend). There is a similar gentleness of tone and focus on a particular moment in adolescence, which is skilfully conveyed and helps to draw the reader in. But without wishing to give too much away, that gentleness of tone is deployed to rather different effect here, so that by the end, the writing has taken on a much harder edge. A highly effective short story.
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Review by: Paul Rawlins on Jan. 30, 2013 :
A moving short story that captures the innocent thoughts and feelings of adolescence well. The shift in tone towards the end of the story seems unavoidable, as Epi's curious nature inevitably leads to the sudden twist and a melancholic ending that leaves a bittersweet taste in the mouth.
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Review by: Arezou Dasta on Jan. 30, 2013 :
I just downloaded your book and read some pages, it seems a nice story...Thank you for such sweet stories...5 * is for those few pages but I will rate again after entirely reading it.
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