Victimized

Victimized In the near future Annabelle lives a fractured life haunted by the shadows of her past dark moments of abuse and freedom at the hands of her own kin She has the opportunity to get into a boxing rin

  • Title: Victimized
  • Author: Richard Thomas
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In the near future, Annabelle lives a fractured life, haunted by the shadows of her past, dark moments of abuse and freedom at the hands of her own kin She has the opportunity to get into a boxing ring and fight her oppressor, to face the man that altered her, to beat him down with all of her rage This is the way things are now, society given the chance to take on the muIn the near future, Annabelle lives a fractured life, haunted by the shadows of her past, dark moments of abuse and freedom at the hands of her own kin She has the opportunity to get into a boxing ring and fight her oppressor, to face the man that altered her, to beat him down with all of her rage This is the way things are now, society given the chance to take on the murderers, the rapists, those that have tainted their lives, hurt their family, destroyed what was innocent and pure Preparing to go to battle, Belle taps into her true identity, and changes, a warrior entering battle, unwilling to hesitate, ready to kill Length 7000 words Originally published in Murky Depths 15 as a shorter version.

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    1. He really goes into darkness and takes you into the corners of a tainted heart. Into the psyche of a victim. He has created a place where crime and punishment and the whole prison system is changed. This could be the future the CITIZENS justice system.Sweet bloody retribution.Are you ready for it?Is it what we want? would it be a solution to crime?Fight Club on meth with the guilty in one corner and the innocent in the other.It's dark and grim this story, with some nice payoff of revenge. The wr [...]

    2. **People I know get the customary five stars.**I can't tell if the Kindle singles will take off, but I find the format really well-suited to short stories. Typically I want to read a single short story, not a collection. It's also nice because it encourages artists to release their best short work, since someone has to directly pay for it.Victimized is pretty damn brutal. It has a sort of bloodsport structure, but spends very little time fixating on the premise. It's an act of sensory overload t [...]

    3. I am biased, just that you know. Two days ago I stumbled upon Richard, reading one of his reviews and was dumbstruck how well written it was. Sucking up every word what he had to say. A guy that writes such awesome reviews must be a pretty damn fine author too, right? Right!"Victimized" isn´t pretty. It will kick you out of your comfort-zone with a shot; and its damn bloody. Richard Thomas takes the "eye for an eye" from the Old Testament a step further down the road. Bringing a not-so-far-away [...]

    4. 3.5 more like it. Almost a four. I love stories like these, and Richard is a truly talented writer of the Chuckie P. variety. His writing is very prose-like, and while it was beautiful at times, it was so metaphoric that I actually had trouble here and there trying to understand just what exactly was going on. I got the gist, and enjoyed it, but I left needing just a bit of clarification about certain things, especially the roles of a few characters. Anyway, great story and I already picked up h [...]

    5. Richard Thomas goes to a dark place in "Victimized," a short story about violence within and without, Redemption Song as Fight Club where there are no winners, and vengeance eviscerates from the inside out.

    6. Richard Thomas has done what only the best can do--take something that feels familiar, it feels like you've read it or seen it before, and takes you to surprising and unpredictable places. It's a head fake before he curb stomps your teeth into the concrete. You see, books and films have found many uses for inmates, most of them having to do with their disposability ("Gamer" and "Death Race" are just two of the more recent, schlocky entries into the genre). And usually, we center on a criminal an [...]

    7. Whether it is short stories or full length novels, Richard Thomas never lets me down. Dark, original, violent, twisted, and totally original. He is one of my favorites writing today.

    8. Annabelle has lived long enough as a victim. She finds the courage to face her giant, but there's no room for forgiveness in this boxing ring. Consequence of ones actions can be a sweet victory as is Victimized. I'm certain the controversial subject matter will be helpful to many. I recommend.

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