Tuesday 22 November 2011

Short Story: Inside by Victoria Watson

While watching the demolition of a building, a young woman ponders past events which took place within.

This short story is similar to Victoria Watson’s previous tale Keeping Quiet but where that was an elderly lady looking back this is a much younger woman contemplating her past.

As events gradually unfold and we learn the building’s purpose various typical teenage events are remembered, like misguided sexual adventures, but when the final tragedy is revealed it puts all these things into perspective.

Emotional and thought provoking, this is another fine example of the power of the increasingly popular short story format which has seen a dramatic re-birth since the rise of the e-reader.

Ric’s Rating: 68%


  1. I like short stories, they are refreshing and creative.

  2. Sounds like it's an awesome short story.

  3. I agree Dez, I particularly enjoy it when they leave some unanswered questions.
    It's cool Zena, you should check it out. Trestle Press do loads of them.


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