Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Swift, Brutal Retaliation by Meghan McCarron
Swift, Brutal Retaliation, Meghan McCarron. New York: Doherty, Tom Associates, L.L.C., 2011, 2012. e-book, 58 pps.
Sinead and Brigid are two sisters who are grieving their brother Ian's death. Dad is a drunk and Mom withdraws from the family. Ian's classmates bring over a bunch of lasagna. Sinead and Brigid run into Ian's spirit who actually is not a nice sort of ghostie at all.
sapphoq reviews says: This particular short story would appeal most to Junior High readers. Although it lacks a bit of sparkle, the description of a family in mourning is quite realistic. Swift, Brutal Retaliation exhibits some unique twists. Because of the twists, this short story is recommended for pre-teen readers, especially any who are curious about the craft of writing and different ways to write a story.