Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Short Story Wednesday Review: What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? by Gail Farrelly

With word from Jay Harman of Untreed Reads that this short story would be free at Untreed Reads until January 2 of the coming new year, it seemed like a sign I should remind you of it for this final Short Story Wednesday review of 2022.


8 pm and working on a broken sink in “Carl’s Car Repair Shop” isn’t a lot of fun. It is New Year’s Eve which makes the job on the industrial sink a little bit harder. At the same time with a little girl and a spouse waiting at home at least the hefty fee makes it all worth it.

Everything is okay until Police Chief Rob “The Rat” Ratner shows up. It has been 20 years, but one does not forget what happens to one during the teen years. Payback is a dish best served cold. It is also one heck of a way to start the New Year.

Gail Farrelly’s short story, What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? is another good one from this talented author.  Much like her tale, The Jurors Who Knew Too Much, readers are teased here with couple of clues and a twist or two until the tale reaches a satisfying conclusion. Released by Untreed Reads, the story is well worth your time no matter the season of the year.


Material was recently supplied by the publisher in exchange for my objective review. 


Kevin R. Tipple ©2015, 2022

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