In the Midst of a Predator: A Very Short Story

In the Midst of a Predator: A Very Short Story

by R E Swirsky
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In the Midst of a Predator: A Very Short Story by R E Swirsky

This very short story was originally intended to be the forward of my next book due out in the fall of 2012. I felt there was enough character on both sides with both young Bobby and the man who befriends him at the fairgrounds, that I found myself compelled to expand on how they meet and what follows.
What happened that night on the fairgrounds is an important event in both Bobby's and the man's life. It was only the culmination of circumstance and coincidence that allowed these two to meet the way they did, allowing the man to follow through with his attempt to abduct young Bobby for his own sordid purposes.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044737013
Publisher: R E Swirsky
Publication date: 07/02/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 15 KB

About the Author

Ray grew up in the small town of Kimberley in British Columbia before moving to Calgary Alberta to go to college. He has remained in the Calgary area ever since. OUTSIDE FORCES Released October 2015 A secret vigilante organization named the Order has been formed to correct the errors of an imperfect justice system. Garrod Shaw, accused of killing his three young children and dumping their bodies in a lake has beaten his murder charge on a technicality. A Russian Diplomat, while driving impaired, runs down and kills a young woman and faces no penalty or prosecution after claiming diplomatic immunity. Both men are habitually dangerous and for the protection of all citizens, the Order believes it is time to remove these two once and for all. BUMSTEAD’S WELL The dare was simple. Spend one night down at the bottom of Bumstead's well. When Vincent's friends fail to return at the agreed time, Vincent finds himself trapped alone and reflecting on his short life. WISH ME FROM THE WATER A young boy commits suicide. The town folk believe it was another result of bullying but two brothers discover the truth and decide to take matters into their own hands. A tale of abuse, shame and standing up for what you believe is right. EXTREME MALICE If you could create the perfect murder and get away with it, would you? A young university student is charged with murder. His guitar string is wrapped around her neck. His shoe prints are left at the scene. Her earrings found under his bed. Her husband hundreds of miles away. The perfect murder? You be the judge. THE BLUFFINGTON FOUR A time travel mystery about four students who disappeared in the mid 1960s. IN THE MIDST OF A PREDATOR A very short psychological story. Bobby, a young boy alone at the fair grounds, finds comfort in a stranger who reaches out to him. Having the best night of his life, Bobby is unaware his new friend has something very different in store for him.

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In the Midst of a Predator: A Very Short Story 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
29 pages long. For a short story, this one had a lot going for it. I wish the author had continued on a bit longer. I would have liked to know what happened next. The ending was pretty good as is, but I wanted more. The only mistake I found was there used in place of their. I think tweens could read this book and it would make a good learning tool for parents and teachers to use to teach children about unsafe situations and preventive measures. This is only the second short story I have given five stars to. It is very good. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was ok. Jms
shr More than 1 year ago
just so-so
lcwiltshire More than 1 year ago
Great short story. Seems like a prequal to Wish Me from the Water.
T47spence More than 1 year ago
Great short story. Makes you wonder how close you've come to something so bad and never even knew it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great short story.. only reason not 5 stars.. I wanted more!! Really felt the essence of characters.. I was hooked by 3rd page ... and suddenly was finished ... too soon .. i read his other story tonight too ... awsome "Without Malice" dont start unless have time to read whole book.. you will not want yo put it down until read the last word.... really great ending!!