The Shelter (A Short Story)

The Shelter (A Short Story)

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by SunHi Mistwalker
     
 

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The world around ten-year-old Sunni Brown is crumbling. War, disease and crushing poverty are everyday realities. For a while, she counts herself amongst the lucky. But will she survive when she's forced to live in an abandoned parking structure?

This is a scary future; but there are no werewolves, vampires or zombies…in this future, human beings are

Overview

The world around ten-year-old Sunni Brown is crumbling. War, disease and crushing poverty are everyday realities. For a while, she counts herself amongst the lucky. But will she survive when she's forced to live in an abandoned parking structure?

This is a scary future; but there are no werewolves, vampires or zombies…in this future, human beings are the scariest creatures of all.

This dystopian fiction is a short story (5500 words in length and approximately 25 pages).

Editorial Reviews

Amazon Review - Nicole Butler
Proof that good things do come in small packages...To tell such a large story within such a short number of pages is no easy feat, however, the expert hands of Ms. Mistwalker deliver a stand-alone preview that leaves you fully-invested..
Amazon Review - T. Squared
This short story is very visual and atmospheric, and the prose is clear and direct. If you're looking for a story that will suck you in with action and vivid imagery, this will do it!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014354479
Publisher:
Dark Tales Great Lives, LLC
Publication date:
05/28/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
209 KB

Meet the Author

When I began writing "The Shelter" I made the decision to not sugarcoat some of the darker sides of childhood. I wanted to explore how poverty and societal collapse can drastically alter a child's life in ways most of us never imagine. I enjoy writing books about how societal collapse can change individuals and families. Speculative fiction, science fiction and dystopian fiction have always served as excellent tools for this type of exploration. However, I do take a different approach. Instead of keeping a distance, my stories take a very intimate look at the relationships between individuals living in these corrupt societies. How does the individual and family respond to economic collapse, oppression and other nastiness created by unbelievably rotten cultures? Come with me to find out...

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The Shelter 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ELSACARRION More than 1 year ago
I’m kind of glad that this was a short story. I read it was a dystopian and I loved these types of stories. I was enjoying the story very much, the characters were believable the situation was sad the mother should have been sterilized. But the synopsis left one very important detail off…. Sunni is 10 years old and is about to be part of a real world sexual abuse situation. When it comes to innocent children I can’t seem to enjoy reading about how they suffer. Although the story does not go into detail it is one of those that one must read between the line, and it adds up to the abuse. It broke my heart to see Sunni suffered from the one person whom is supposed to love and protect her unconditionally. When she meets her pinky sister I was happy and thought “great she will have someone that is going to protect her” but of course it could not last, what happened to her sister was terrible…never did figure out who it was, although I have narrowed it down to two very terrible people. When Sunni finds herself alone again…alone with her crack head mother…Sunni catches the attention of the wrong person. The landlord is a very sick individual that also need to be clipped.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. Jms