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A short story exclusively for Kindle.A young Ukrainian girl, taken against her will to work as a sex slave with the false promise of a better life, narrates a sleepless night in her new "home."...

Title : The Insomniac
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ISBN : 21504379
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 7 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Insomniac Reviews

  • Jamie
    2018-11-19 22:58

    A very brief short story that gives a glimpse into the seedy underbelly of human trafficking. The story is a series of reflections told from the point of view of a young woman who was captured and had been working in a compound for months.The descriptions are vivid and despite a few issues I had with grammar and the way that the story flowed, I liked it very much. The author does a good job of creating images that are both beautiful and gritty.Sadly with just a quick shot taking place over a few pages, there is little character or plot development. I feel that this short story has potential and could be expanded. I think the author could really have a good story on her hands if the disparity between the main character and another young girl newly added to the compound is brought to the foreground. The differences between the main character and the new girl could provide a degree of development as girls working in the compound become bitter and jaded, having been abandoned by society.As the story is now though, it would make a good entry in a book of short stories. Or even a themed collection of short stories following the lives of the various women living with the compound. On it's own though, it's kind of weak.Overall not too bad for what it is. I appreciate that it brings attention to an issue that is often ignored.