A Halo Too Deep (a flash fiction story)

Rated 4.43/5 based on 7 reviews
An horrific cautionary tale invoking the attractions, rebelliousness, and fears of adolescence. A nine year old boy spends the day with his mother and grandparents at the beach, concerned what the girls from his school will think. But his glimpse of the sun halo known as a sun dog will change his young life forever. Will he learn that beautiful creatures are not always good before it is too late?
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Words: 1,070
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301810673
About Sherry Donacy

Sherry Donacy was born in the heart of the Deep South to Protestant ministers. As she grew, her parents' bigoted and often psychologically abusive beliefs came more and more into conflict with her own. At an early age -- despite being on her high school's honor roster and having several scholarship offers -- she ran as far away as she could and was homeless for several years on the streets of Seattle. Eventually, with the help of a local Wiccan priestess, Sherry realized her potential and acquired her GED. Sherry works as a notary and wedding officiant, though writing has always been her creative outlet. She has a vast portfolio of unpublished and forthcoming works with Isaac's Bible being the first release.

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Review by: Colin Reed on March 19, 2014 :
It might be irrational to believe in myth but entirely rational to feel invited by a smile.....but which is the safer option? Excellent quick read. Weird though? Ironic perhaps - and great with it!
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Review by: Lorna Smith on Jan. 14, 2014 :
Another winner from this author. Definitely sends a chill down your spine. Probably the best horror flash fiction around at the moment is coming directly from this author.
Keep up the good work.
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Review by: Michener 78 on Nov. 04, 2013 :
Fantasy-horror wrapped into a good story. *chilling*
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Review by: Ray Daley on Oct. 24, 2013 :
I'm not a history buff or expert on greek myths but I know weird when I read it and I liked this for its weirdness!
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Review by: Jonathan Antony Strickland on Oct. 18, 2013 :
"Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water", but this be no shark, so "Avast, me hearties!" And read on.

A modern day life story, mixed up with a greek legend. An enjoyable short story that mixes both fantasy and horror together well.
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Review by: Michael Carter on Oct. 03, 2013 :
Firstly, this was a very well presented e-book, attractive font, pleasant to read.

The story, too, is good, drawing on Greek mythology and the insecurities of adolescence.

The writing is for the most part very good; this quick tale is worth five minutes of your time.

And now for the annoying, pedantic [but hopefully helpful] constructive criticism for the authoress; "swimming passed the buoys" etc should clearly be "past the buoys"; just a little error that makes it through a spellchecker. The other thing was, I thought there was a bit too much of "Billy did this..", "Billy did that...". In the second half of the story there were no other male characters so you could chuck a few "Billy's" out and just put "He.", so as to make the prose less repetitive.

But generally, good solid story. I look forward to more.
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Review by: Maria Sansalone on Oct. 01, 2013 :
Graceful writing and a solid read for any age. I thoroughly enjoyed it---and I promise never to follow any beautiful woman beyond the buoys.
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