Monday, June 11, 2012

Warrior in Woolworths by Marcus Blakeston

Four Stars
"A nice change of pace"

Warrior in Woolworths is a short piece by Marcus Blakeston. Since I've been reading a lot of dark fiction and science fiction in recent weeks, this story - which revolves around a security guard in a department store - was a nice change of pace for me. When a couple of guys ("punks" as the guard likes to call them) enter the Woolworths store, he anticipates trouble from the two. Tracking them closely but trying not to be seen, he tiptoes around the store hoping to catch them in an illegal act. What transpires is comical, even more so because of the language and style of the author. It's actually something I can relate to, as I come across punks on a daily basis. In fact, I love saying the word. Punks. If you're looking for a quick read and don't mind adult language, check this out. It's free on Smashwords and is also available on Amazon in a collection of shorts titled Tales from the Underclass.

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