Thursday, May 5, 2016

Black Friday [Short Story Review]

Genre - Horror
Year Published - 2016
Length - 17 (digital) pages
Written by Jason R. Davis

Rating: 3 Skulls

Plot Summary:
Jingle Bells... Jingle Bells... Jing-
Oh, it is that time of year.
The Thanksgiving turkey has been eaten, the afternoon naps have slipped away into the evening camp out. People leaving in the dead of night to set up their tents and wait outside for those Friday morning deals.

Masses are lined up, all waiting like zombies, mindlessly eager to find those early morning deals. . .

Did we say zombies?

A fun, little short story, perfect to read if you are waiting around for 10 or 15 minutes.

You pretty much get what is expected out of this story. Not only do you get it from the perspective of those waiting in line, you also get the perspective from the retail workers themselves.

I have never been one to fall into the mass chaos of Black Friday, but there is a line that Davis uses in the story which sums it up nicely: "...they were like statues standing before the god of greed."
If that doesn't describe Black Friday, I don't know what does.


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