Monday, April 14, 2014

Short and oh so sweet! Dive by @koryshrum #amreading #bookreview

I don't usually read short stories because I generally find them unsatisfying - not long enough to really give me the story I'm looking for - but I made an exception in this case and here's why. 

I loved Dying for a Living by Kory M. Shrum (you can read that review here and you can also read an interview I did with Kory here) so much that when I heard she'd published a short story I was eager to take another little foray inside her head

I immediately bought my copy.  

The blurb does not do this story justice and could use a little beefing up, but Kory does not disappoint. 

Dive is the story of Lou - a young woman who is terrified of water and horrifically discovers it is a transport mechanism for her. She lives in fear of it until the day her parents are murdered. From that point on she learns to use that ability to seek revenge.

It is a short story. Much shorter than I would have liked, purely because it is great. In spite of its brevity it does have a feeling of satisfying completion. It is part horror, part suspense, part fantasy and completely enjoyable. 

I do hope Kory plans more for Lou and I'm keeping my eye out for further publications from her.

Want to check out Dive for yourself? Click here to find it on Amazon

Do you like short stories? What is your favorite?

Short Story Blurb:
A young woman uses her supernatural abilities to find her parents' killer.

About the author:
Kory M. Shrum lives in Michigan with her partner and a ferocious guard pug. When not writing, she can be found teaching, traveling, and wearing a gi. Her poetry has appeared in North American Review, Bateau and elsewhere. Her first novel Dying for a Living is now available:

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