Turning Point

Rated 4.25/5 based on 4 reviews
A short story of around 800 words. We all reach points in our lives where we face a crucial decision. For the young woman in this story, the choice is very much one of what path her future will take as she closes in on the man who is unwittingly very much a part of that decision... More
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David Blake was born in the northwest of England in 1970 and grew up on a diet of Marvel comics, 2000 AD and television sci-fi. He has been writing for as long as he can remember and remains an avid reader. His other interests include travelling, vintage British television programmes, vintage cinema, football, eating toast and even having the occasional drink.

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Review by: Walter Lazo on June 18, 2013 :
Very effective and enticing. Left me wanting to know more of this person, who she was, and what led her to this point.
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Review by: Rob Wilkins on May 9, 2013 :
I would probably rate this a 4.5, so I'm rounding it up to this nice, shiny 5 stars. I loved almost everything about the story except for the transition to the end; I liked the ending, too, as I found it both slightly unexpected and a good way to wrap up the story.

The funny thing is, I think the words work just perfectly for it; but it feels like there's a pause missing there, a moment of catch-your-breath after the final decision and just before the final sentences. But that's a minor gripe, and not nearly enough to change my opinion of the story, which I enjoyed a lot.
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Review by: Jamie J. Buchanan on Oct. 17, 2012 :
Nicely written, with a good insight into the doubts and conscience of the main character. A longer version of this might reveal more background or reason for this situation occurring...but that's another story waiting to be written I suppose. Very descriptive (you can almost taste the rain) and a nice snapshot of time.
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Review by: Donald White on Oct. 14, 2012 :
Such a short, little snapshot into the mind of someone contemplating the unthinkable. The strength is in the perspective of the character. She thinks about the victim and how others will be affected by his demise. Things that should be a concern to someone with her intentions
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