The Weekender

The Weekender

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by Bryan Lee
     
 

A vacationing fisherman wishes he'd chosen a different guide in this suspenseful and surprising short story.  See more details below

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A vacationing fisherman wishes he'd chosen a different guide in this suspenseful and surprising short story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000890400
Publisher:
Bryan Lee
Publication date:
05/14/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
171,847
File size:
61 KB

Meet the Author

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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The Weekender 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 96 reviews.
Carol Greene More than 1 year ago
Pretty good very short story, You really have to use your imagination, If you don't want to do that then don't read this, It's not spelled out for you, Not bad,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"The Weekender" is very similar to another story that I had read previously. In both stories, the "creepy bait guy" says "the secret is in the bait" repeatedly. They are so close, that I thought they might be written by the same person (with a different pov in the same town). Maybe not, it has been a few months since reading the other story. (Some spoilers below. But not really. If you read the story, and have half of a brain in your head, then you figured it all out by page 3. If not, keep reading for answers.) In both cases, the bait consisted of dead (human) out-of-towners that annoyed the "creepy bait guy" with their demanding big city ways. The phrase: "biggest one yet" refers to the dead man's size as compared to other victims and fish. It was okay, but I have seen this story elsewhere. Granted, the endings were a little different. In "Weekenders", the narrator helps kill rude customers with the "creepy bait guy". Therefore, he already knew that the bait was people. In the other, the narrator secretly sneaks into "creepy bait guy's" cellar, where he finds dead people in the freezer, and becomes bait himself. Unless it was the same author, or it was an English class topic, then somebody is guilty of copying another author. Plagiarism is not fun. I am not judging, but it is strange how close the stories are prior to ending. Just thought that I would point it out, since no one else has said it.
Arrat More than 1 year ago
A great short story! This will make you think before you go fishing with people you haven't met before! Spoiler: Mr.Lee's stories are very short & to the point. They remind me of the twilight zone. If you like quick, easy reads check out his other stories!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a quick 15 page read. I thought it was alright for an around the campfire type of story to tell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was ok, not great.
Clara Wempe More than 1 year ago
This book was suprisingly intreging and unexpectedly strange.i do wish that it had a more detailed ending but other wise it was a really good book that i would reccomend to 8 yr. Olds and older as an exiting something to put yor
jhfelix More than 1 year ago
I love short, easy reads on a lazy Saturday morning. This story really makes you wonder until the very last minute. Nice twist!
Amber Carter More than 1 year ago
open your mind when you read it, reading is about imagination. If you need things spelled out foe you do not read this. I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read with a nice twist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with some of the previous reviews about not fishing with strangers. Definitely not the ending I expected. It took me by surprise, but also made me laugh. I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it you're like it.
jher More than 1 year ago
A great quick read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
15 pages so it does not drag out. Reads like an episode of Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits. If waiting in a waiting room for something or a long line, this is a good way to pass the time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A discusting story that scares you to even think about fishing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great thriller
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome book i loved it short story very nice i like it i cek commet ebery week so if he has any more pls tell me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the twist at the end...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
if you have nothing better to do, acceptable read.
Guellen Hunley More than 1 year ago
Liked this VERY SHORT read. Suspense, intrigue, and mystery, all in less than 8 pages. Gotta use your brain a little for this one, but that's what reading is about.
Lisa Allen More than 1 year ago
Appears to be the style of this author. Just comes out of nowhere.
Ashley Wilkes More than 1 year ago
Cant wait to read more of his stuff
Preymaster More than 1 year ago
bryan lee writes some great shorts. would love to see him do longer work.
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