Late One Night

Rated 3.60/5 based on 5 reviews
A lone traveler arrives at an old house in the middle of the night. Even creepier than the house is the man who lives there. But not everything is as it seems. This is a flash fiction story, and it's about 980 words long.
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About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin has written seventy romances, ranging from Regencies to historical westerns to contemporaries. She plays with other genres from time to time, but her first love is romance. She has been happily married for eighteen years to a sweet and funny guy, and they have four sons, who are all taller than Ruth now that they're 12, 13, 14, and 16. The good thing is she doesn't need a ladder, and there's always someone to take care of a mouse that squeezes its way into her Montana home. She considers herself very lucky to have led such a charmed life. Being able to play with characters and create stories is just icing on the cake. Hopefully, she'll get to keep doing this many years to come.

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Reviews

Amy Likes reviewed on July 4, 2019

I thought this was good for a piece of flash fiction. Not perfect, but I enjoyed reading it.
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Andre' Mwansa reviewed on Oct. 10, 2017

Nice turn of things, but just like the other reviews, IT WAS RUSHED.
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Bookworm Simi reviewed on July 9, 2017

Nice try.
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David Blake reviewed on Aug. 2, 2015

There's a good story in here somewhere, but I don't think Ruth Nordin tells it to its best potential. For a start, the descriptions are few and far between, leaving me with practically no idea as to what Alicia or the house looked like, or what kind of area the house is in. There are some odd turns of phrase, such as 'the kind of smile a vulture might give to its prey'... Do vultures smile?
The dialogue and actions played out in a very unconvincing manner, for me. For example, a woman turns up at a house wanting to use the telephone, she is invited to stay there that night and she is shown up to the room and left there with virtually no conversation taking place... How does the man know she's even ready to go to bed? Why not offer her some refreshment? The whole thing just lacked any sense of reality, somehow, which lessened the impact of the twist.
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Jessica Fox reviewed on July 16, 2015

Decent. Hint given in middle of story was a little too obvious.
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