Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
A young girl battles with her conscience as she attempts to escape her kidnapper's grasp, once and for all. More
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Anna Runes reviewed on on June 12, 2015

In a scant 5000 words, Kay Botha has the ability to create a complete world. The world of HUSH is cramped, is so constricted as to impede breathing, but it is equally captivating. The sick scenes that could be expected in a lesser story remain unwritten, strengthening the story by requiring us, Kay Botha's helpless readers, to write them with blooded screams in the darkest corners of our imaginations.
Tonight? I'll sleep with the lights on.
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Danielle Tara Evans reviewed on on April 30, 2015

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In this short story, a sixteen year old girl is desperate to be free from her kidnapper, the man who took her when she was just a little girl. In his twisted mind, he's created a family with her and the other children he took.

This story is dark and disturbing. As Madison (or Rosie as her kidnapper calls her) recounts memories of her lost childhood, she devises a plan. What she does to try to get away from her kidnapper is startling. Upsetting. It honestly reeled me. I can't say I would have done the same, but I've never been in her shoes. I can only imagine how difficult of an existence that would be.

"Hush" is very short, but it's impactful. I'm giving this five stars because it's a story I won't forget.
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R. Holland reviewed on on April 15, 2015

I enjoyed this short story. It took me a minute to figure it out. But it was definitely a thrill ride. I love it when an author can create characters that stay on your mind after their story is told.
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