Twisted and haunting.
#postapocalyptic #alternateEarth #shortstory
Series: Story 1 - Wool
Setting: post apocalyptic Earth
Recommendation: Readers who enjoyed other stories such as Harrison Bergeron and Fahrenheit 451 will enjoy Wool. The mix of foreshadowing and creepy plot points makes for an engaging read that will have you wanting to read it again.
While the story is enjoyable it left me scratching my head. Some passages felt overly drawn out and most of the story is told in flashback expositions. The story is well written and delicately balances a complicated plot with a low page count. As the type of story with multiple meanings and layers to each sentence, Wool is a puzzle book waiting to be solved by a willing reader.
At fifty pages, there were very few characters with really only the main couple fully described, any more than that would have felt rushed or needed an increase of pages.
The outstanding strength of the story was easily the scene descriptions. From the first line to the final one, as a reader I am right there in the bunker. From the grimy camera to the cell bars it was clear and easy to understand and picture with my imagination.