A collection of nine short stories resulting from the "Red Adept Reviews Twists Contest."
“Fired” by Lynn O’Dell: Getting fired has its repercussions.
Though I have so far greatly enjoyed this collection, "Fired" is the first story that has had a nice, genuine "twist" at the end. The kind of ending that makes you go "Man! I need to reread that last paragraph just to make sure..."
This is a succinct tale of one man dealing with the ramifications of getting fired. O'Dell throws you into his downward spiraling world with very little preamble but you feel like he's the kind of guy you've known for years. No weighty descriptions weigh this story down. The author does a fantastic job letting the scenario do the talking for her.
Reviewed by Alain Gomez