Ripple (a flash fiction story)

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Jimmy Hayes is a different kind of kid...and he doesn't like pain. More
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Words: 1,230
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301240005
About Chuck Grossart

Chuck Grossart is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel originally from the Denver, Colorado area. After serving his country for twenty years as a missile launch officer, space operator and strike planner, he settled his family outside of Omaha, Nebraska, where he continues to serve as a strategic plans analyst for the Department of the Air Force. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Northern Colorado, and a MSHRM from Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. His first novel, THE COMING, was a quarter-finalist in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) contest. His second novel, THE MENGELE EFFECT, was selected as a top-three finalist in Audio-ON's 2013 Aspiring Authors Contest, and selected as the 2014 ABNA Finalist for Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror. Chuck is a member of the Nebraska Writers Guild, and the Nebraska Writers Workshop.

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Review by: cricket on Dec. 17, 2012 : (no rating)
Loved this!
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Review by: Frank Gorhau on Dec. 16, 2012 :
Truly frightening when you stop and think about what's coming next...
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Review by: J. Paul Wallace on Dec. 15, 2012 :
Well done. I think I like Flash Fiction now.
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Review by: F.C. Schaefer on Dec. 10, 2012 :
A nearly perfect example of what short fiction should be, we never actually see the horrible thing little Jimmy does, the atrocity exits only in our imagination, which can be far worse than any words on a screen. Great use of point of view by having all the action unfold through the mother's eyes, her growing sense of unease is felt by the reader. A great addition to the "evil child" genre and we should definitely see more of little Jimmy in the future.
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Review by: James M M Baldwin on Dec. 09, 2012 :
Wow. Good one Chuck. What will Jimmy do next?
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Review by: Jenny Gaines on Dec. 09, 2012 :
Definitely disturbing!
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