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JEWEL, A Short Story by Jan Sikes, Reviewed by Pat Garcia

July 21, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love reading Flash Fiction and Short Stories, just as much as I love reading a good novel. So, I was excited about the Short Story, Jewel. The blurb drew my interest, and that is the main reason I purchased it.

 

The story did not disappoint. Jewel is all about a young woman living with her younger sister and her mother, and they have fallen on hard times.

 

Reading the story, I thought of one of my favorite poems from Edna St. Vincent Millay, The Ballard of the Harp Weaver. In the Harp Weaver Poem, the Protagonist is a young boy living with his mother, and they are both starving from hunger, and this compares very well to the Protagonist in Jewel. Food is mighty scarce, and all three women are on the verge of starving.

 

However, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Miracles do happen. Just as in the Harp Weaver, the Protagonist in Jewel receives an unexpected gift, which I call compassion, and it changed her life forever.

 

I highly recommend this fantastic read.

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

From → Authors, Books, Jan Sikes

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