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Cain's Apples

Cain's Apples

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by Bryan Lee

Ever bought an apple at a roadside stand? Joe Johnson wishes he hadn't in this suspenseful and spooky short story.


Ever bought an apple at a roadside stand? Joe Johnson wishes he hadn't in this suspenseful and spooky short story.

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Bryan Lee
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I'm a native Californian who finally made it back from the East coast. I grew up on a steady diet of Twilight Zone and Outer Limits television episodes, and own an autographed first edition of John Stanley's Creature Features Movie Guide. I love old-fashioned monsters, think serial killer movies are boring, and am still terrified by that stupid rubber squid in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

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Cain's Apples 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2235 reviews.
readalot123 More than 1 year ago
This was my first read on the Nook and it had me really interested. I feel that the end could have been a little better and the main characters home life a little more established but overall a decent read.
pokerface208 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this short story. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon, quick read. Not overly involved, the characters and storyline are developed just enough to draw you in, without pulling you into painting grand pictures in your mind while reading. I recommend it to anyone who just wants to read something interesting, that you don't have to think about, or spend time or energy interpreting. It is what it is - a clever short story.
Amacce More than 1 year ago
This is a great idea, but that is all it is. It could have been polished into a very entertaining novel. It is free, has potential, and you can probably read it in 10 minutes is why I have to give this 2 stars.
BookWormWoods More than 1 year ago
For a short story it was cute and odd, and had a fairly good plot line. Fun for a quick read though. Plus it was free so who could complain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is spooky a little, thrilling and the best short story i ever read. This author made this book sound like reality and heaven put together. You can make so many predictions and the answers wont even be in the book you would finish reading without knowing what happened after. I loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written short story that's a quick read. Perfect for the airport traveller.
Kratz More than 1 year ago
This short story began with promise but quickly caved under lack of character development and weak story line. The ending is written as if the author wanted to hurry up and close the story. It left me with a "that was it?" feeling. Cool cover though!
Nvisible1 More than 1 year ago
If you want a quick read during you lunch break this is it. I had a moment to myself before I got my boys up for school. This little story had me saying heck naw by the end. Thank you. Now, how you like them apples?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this short story. My only wish on this was that it was longer. Bryan Lee built the plot up and had me in suspense to see what will happen next, but was disappointed on how quick the story went. Good read if you have a few minutes.
tigresslilly More than 1 year ago
This short story reminded me of one tale from a collection of "ghost stories". If it had been part of such a collection, it would probably be one of the better works offered. As a stand alone piece, I felt the characters were flat and also there were way too many people for one short story time to cut out extras. The plot line failed to pull the reader in and make him or her care about what was happening. The idea itself is one that's been done before many times. It was a fun free read but I'm not anxious for more from this author.
EG_John More than 1 year ago
Cain's Apples is a short story that must have been written by a fan of The Twilight Zone. It seemed the author was really writing a script for the classic suspense program. However, if this script was ever submitted, it would have been rejected. The writing style is sloppy and immature and the story is very predictable. Don't waste even the time that 11 pages takes to read. I can't believe I paid nothing for the book and still felt like I'd been cheated.
T_B_K More than 1 year ago
I'm going to have to agree with a previous review that there could have been more. It definitely has the potential. It is one of the more recommendable free eBooks in it's section that I've come across, though it does feel somewhat like a story a young student would write up for an English class. Still interesting enough to go through if you have some time to kill.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was very captivating and easy to fit into a busy day. Wonderful work!
LadyRahl More than 1 year ago
Very interesting story... predictable at the end but it was a good read. Very fast at only 11 pages but I liked it over all and it ended on a great sense of foreboding. Perfect story if you have 15 minutes to kill.
DaveHoneycutt More than 1 year ago
Very Twilight Zone-esk.
wolf_kells More than 1 year ago
It was an interesting short story, but I would have liked to see it drawn out a little longer with more development of the characters and plot. However ... for the short story it was, it's not bad!
WynneMS More than 1 year ago
Well written, but the plot and conclusion were too obvious. I think the writer has talent but needs to take more risks and write something daring.
BlueViper More than 1 year ago
Cain's Apples is a good, spooky short story. At only 11 pages, it's quite short, but is gripping and entertaining to read. The plot takes place in just under a week, and everything flowed well. There isn't a lot of character development or background, but the plot is gripping, entertaining, and a little bit eerie. The plot is not very deep, but the way it's told makes it easy to follow and understand, and the ending was perfect, but perhaps a bit predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a story outline not a short story. The characters are one dimensional stereotypes. I really didn't care what happened to them because the author did not flesh them out and make me feel invested. The boss is 100% mean. The neighbor is 100% a problem. You don't get the see them in shades of gray - just black and white. The plot is trite and the ending is so obvious and unoriginal it is laughable. You can figure out the entire plot and the ending immediately after the first death. While I felt disappointed in the author, I am especially disappointed in Barnes and Noble. I find it very puzzling that most of the free downloads Barnes and Noble offer are very poor quality writing. I had a Sony Reader before I upgraded to the Nook and Sony's free downloads were actual novels. Quality novels that you enjoyed reading and inspired you to buy more novels by the same author. But I digress...don't bother reading Cain's Apples.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice, short read. A slightly predictable ending especially if you are a Twilight Zone fan, which this short story reminded of. Worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book for if u have extra time....... luv the book! Realy good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book! It reminded me of the program The Twilight Zone, that used to come on tv long ago. Additionally, it was very short and only took 15 minutes to read.
RainbowBriight More than 1 year ago
Not highly complicated but kept me interested. It is a nice little short story to keep you busy while waiting in a doctors office or on a quick bus ride, etc.
Ethan Perez More than 1 year ago
nice twist kinda short but fast paced
PIGEONLADY More than 1 year ago