Going Down

Rated 4.75/5 based on 4 reviews
A short flash fiction story of a poor man who only wanted to get down to his car in the ground level parking garage. His short trip should have never been this horrific. More
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About Troy Aaron Ratliff

Troy Aaron Ratliff was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio and self educated in writing, art and voice impersonations. When he's not reading, writing and cooking up his next monstrosity, you can generally find him defending the galaxy from the forces of evil, feeding hippopotamuses, dining with foreign dignitaries and zen masters, waking up to his supermodel wife, altering the space-time inter-dimensional warp or, more than likely, stuck in traffic somewhere in Southern California on his magic carpet.

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Robert Zimmermann reviewed on May 14, 2012

For such a short story, I was surprised that I thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoy short, short stories because of their length. They don't normally demand a lot of your time or make you think too hard. They just give you something fast to read and normally push aside afterward.

Going Down was a fast read. There wasn't much to think deeply about. This isn't putting it down in anyway because the punch that many short stories lack for me was found in this one. The story set up for being almost anything, then things started falling into place and I was thinking ok what'll happen next.

Then I finished the story and was thought BRILLIANT. I don't think I would have changed anything with the abrupt way this story ended. I realized what was going to happen not long before the ending, but there was still room for the imagination to paint its own picture of the aftermath.

There's not much else I can say in reviewing this story. That's mainly because of how short it is. It's hard to not reveal too much if I were to get into detail. But since it won't take long to read...and it's free, I don't think any reader will be wasting his or her time by reading this story.
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Ann Rayne reviewed on March 21, 2012

In a normal setting this author makes it feel overwhelmingly creepy. If you want to be entertained let author, Troy Ratliff, lead you down his dark path of horror.
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Alandra Davis reviewed on March 18, 2012

This was a fun and pretty quick read. I enjoyed the concept and characters. As the story progressed I found myself presently surprised and unprepared for the ending.
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Carla Warla reviewed on March 18, 2012

Very good!
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