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Extractions by Melissa M. Firman is an e-short story in which something is not quite right with Kari and her family. While they have that suburban home, there are some financial issues lurking in the background, but that could just be the tip of the iceberg. This family is racking up the debt with no end in sight and her impending dental work is only going to exacerbate that situation. Firman has packed a lot of detail into the first couple of pages of this short story, which according to the Kindle estimate is just seven pages in total.
Whether Kari’s drinking has to do with their financial problems or the fact that she’s cyber-stalking an ex-boyfriend on Facebook, it doesn’t matter. Something has got to change for this family. They are in a very precarious situation and something is going to push them over the brink. Kari is dissatisfied, and she’s searching for something outside herself to make herself content. An unexpected act of vandalism, however, will have her questioning her own actions. Extractions by Melissa M. Firman is well done, but will likely leaving readers wanting more.
About the Author:
Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pa., Melissa Firman was convinced she would be a world-famous author before she was 18. When that didn’t quite happen, she earned a B.A. in English/Communications from Cabrini College and worked with various nonprofits. Melissa currently lives in Pittsburgh with her husband of 20 years and their two children.
“Extractions” is Melissa’s first short story published on Amazon. She recently edited young adult author Melissa Luznicky Garrett’s much-anticipated novels “The Prophecy” and “Blood Draw.”
Melissa Firman is currently in the process of writing her first novel and is a freelance book reviewer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Connect with Melissa on her website and blog at MelissaFirman.com or on Facebook at Melissa Firman, writer – www.facebook.com/TheFirmanGroup.
80th book for 2014 New Author Reading Challenge.