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Paige Reiring is a student at the Ohio State University studying English. She spends most of her days crying about fictional characters (as she's sure her readers do, too), playing video games, and sleeping. Spawn is her first published work, though she's been an active member on many forums dedicated to writing. She began her first feature-length novel when she was nine and shared the story, which was about a man named Nicotine who brutally murdered her parents and trapped her in a fantasy world, with her fourth grade class. She has been writing ever since (though that novel has been, thankfully, dropped).
Antonio Simon, Jr
on Sep. 10, 2013 :
Alice is extraordinary. For starters, she has spawned two supernatural creatures from her psyche, one representing her vanity, and the other her patience. As if that weren't enough, she is the best assassin money can buy. But with her notoriety comes grave danger - she has made many dangerous enemies in her line of work, all of whom want her dead. To make matters still worse, she becomes the target of nightly attacks by a horrifying shadow creature, the likes of which she has never seen.
This short story is the author's first published work, and it is, in a word, excellent. The writing is brisk, crisp, and visceral. The characterization, for so short a piece, is direct and appropriate. Alice is emotionally detached from her work, depicted not as a savage murderer but as an artist, one who contrives artful and fittingly ironic deaths for each of her contracts. We also see how she succumbs to her fears when she realizes the tables have turned and she is no longer the hunter but the hunted.
Definitely a good read. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.
(reviewed the day of purchase)