The Shelter (A Short Story)by SunHi Mistwalker
This is a scary future; but there are no werewolves, vampires or zombies…in this future, human beings are
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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 the scariest creatures of all.
This dystopian fiction is a short story (5500 words in length and approximately 25 pages).
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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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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.
Good story. Jms