Going Home (A Short Story)

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Fourteen year old Matt doesn't want to move to Mars, but his father's leaving him no choice. When he tries to run away from the spaceport, he finds out his father isn't the only one trying to force him to go. Alien creatures have infested the spaceport, and they have a terrible truth for Matt to discover...
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Words: 4,820
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310792687
About Holly Hook

Holly Hook is the author of the five-book Destroyers Series, which is the prequel to the Deathwind Trilogy. She began writing at a very young age and published her first book for Kindle, Tempest, in September of 2011. Since then, Tempest (#1 Destroyers Series) has seen thousands of downloads and four sequels. The Deathwind Trilogy is a spin-off of the Destroyers Series, with three books planned.

The author is currently working on the Timeless Trilogy, another YA fantasy series with a hint of science fiction, and has written a few short stories. She grew up with a fascination with natural disasters and weather, especially storms. She enjoys writing stories with a strong female lead and exploring concepts that have never been done before. Reading teen fiction and young adult books is another one of her biggest interests. She lives in Michigan with her two cats and an assortment of other pets.

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Other Titles By Holly Hook Include:

Tempest (#1 Destroyers Series)
Inferno (#2 Destroyers Series)
Outbreak (#3 Destroyers Series)
Frostbite (#4 Destroyers Series)
Ancient (#5 Destroyers Series)
The Destroyers Omnibus (All Five Books in One Bundle)

Torn (#2 Deathwind Trilogy) Available Now

2:20 (#1 Timeless Trilogy) Coming Soon in April of 2015
11:39 (#2 Timeless Trilogy) Coming Soon in April of 2015

After These Messages (A Young Adult Comedy)
Walls (A Teen Paranormal Short Story)
Going Home (A Science Fiction Short Story)
The Youngest Prince (A Short Story in the anthology Out of the Green)

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Reviews

Review by: Alex James on Sep. 06, 2014 :
Going Home is a short story about Matt, a fourteen year old who is being forced to leave his home to go to Mars, despite the pleas made to his father at the space-port. His father doesn’t listen and gives Matt no choice, forcing Matt to take measures.

The carefully described situations Matt gets himself in worked well to continue the plot at a steady pace. As Matt is denied time and again his behaviour becomes more extreme, until the eventual point of no return. It was easy to sympathise with Matt, whose arguments seemed valid; who wants to go to unfamiliar Mars?

The conclusion was the best part of the story for me, providing startling truths about the origin of mankind and the fear of aliens. Matt ends up going on a journey of self-discovery towards happiness, admittedly not the happiness he originally wanted, but one that could still be fulfilling.
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