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   (3 reviews)
Genres: General Fiction
Sub-genres: Drama

Michael finds himself in a predicament: someone knows his darkest secret, and hates him for it. But who?

A brief tale on the subject of fear.

This story contains suggestions of fear and depression.

Copyright © 2021 Geron Kees; All Rights Reserved.

Story Recommendations (8 members)

  • Action Packed 4
  • Addictive/Pacing 7
  • Characters 8
  • Chills 0
  • Cliffhanger 1
  • Compelling 1
  • Feel-Good 1
  • Humor 0
  • Smoldering 0
  • Tearjerker 2
  • Unique 5
  • World Building 3

  • Like 5
  • Love 6
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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Michael is unexpectedly faced with his outing in a monstrous way.  His fear and paranoia that follow is an expected result.  How this young man faces it and overcomes the power of fear is unique, and a wonderful story.  I agree with other reviewers that this short story is a must read.

Response from the author:

Thanks to all who commented. :)


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   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

Anyone who is different, unless they are fortunate in ways I don't know of, understands fear. For an LGBTQ+ youth, it can be debilitating. This is an intelligent story, leaning toward cerebral (in a great way), and incredibly well written. I don't use this term easily, but this a must-read, in my opinion. It took me back to a time period in my life where I made choices because of such fear. So yeah, this was hard-hitting. You should read it. Cheers!

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   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

This is a must read story that brings to light how life can be made better even if the road is scary.  Read on to follow a few days in Michaels life as the very shy and closeted teen finds courage and begins to open the door to the rest of his life....

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