In the Midst of a Predator - A Very Short Story

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The fall fair had returned as it does every year. Young timid Bobby is off to the fair alone, unaware that he is about to find himself friended by the familiar face of an adult neighbour that lives just a few doors away. A few games and rides later, Bobby is led down between the parked trailers to the backside of the fairgrounds, unaware that his new friend has other intentions for Bobb More

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About R E Swirsky

Ray grew up in the small town of Kimberley in British Columbia before moving to Calgary Alberta to go to college. He has remained in the Calgary area ever since.

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Review by: Jan Tailor on Dec. 1, 2012 :
I found the build up of suspense in ‘In the Midst of a Predator’ great, there was a real feeling evil was going to happen. The writing was good. However, the antagonist’s character was not fleshed out enough for me to believe he would act in the way he did to cause the climatic event of this story which took away from an otherwise good story.
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