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Forest Flight

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What makes a short story good? Study this book to find out! Captivating descriptives, filled with grit & merit, this book is unputdownable!

A brilliant masterpiece that can be read within the span of 30 minutes time. If you've ever wondered how to write a good short story let this book be your guide! Not a "how to" but written to near perfection. Study it and learn how to apply words that make a reader's five senses come alive.


Your heart might palpitate, you may find yourself short of breath, you'll be running alongside a nobleman's daughter for your life! Like "Last of the Mohicans" or "Robin Hood" you'll find yourself in the middle of a wood with only the stars and natural surroundings to support and guide you as you hide from those who're out to harm you.


The story-line would have benefited from a bit more background information, perhaps a bit more description regarding the main protagonists appearance and dress and that of those who were pursuing her; however, the ending brought it all home.


Home. I wasn't sure the ending would conclude the way it did. I was imagining the worst. I wasn't sure I could trust what the main protagonist and I were seeing. However, a finer ending one couldn't have asked for!


From beginning to end this book's 51 pages were a thrill. Non-stop action with only brief reprieves. Hero's in the form of knights and a young woman that becomes a heroine in her own right by saving herself by using her brains and might. Remembering the things her father taught her becomes her salvation and North star.


I highly recommend for those who appreciate historical fiction of times long gone. Of how things might have been during the times of the Medieval. I also highly recommend this read for writers who wish to learn the craft of writing. Writing that shines, engages, is fast-paced, and a reader won't want to stop reading until they've reached the last page. Good writer's study the craft of others to learn how to better themselves and "Forest Flight" is a good book to use towards that end.


I would like to thank the author, Tim Maddox, for writing this short story. Like a scene and sequence out of a movie, this book was electrifying! This was an easy 5 star rating to give.

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About the author

Tim Maddox has always had a love for creating and consuming stories ever since watching Star Wars at the healthy age of 4. Outside of working as an engineer, Tim enjoys going to trivia nights, playing games with friends, and exploring the Pacific Northwest and beyond. He lives in Hood River, Oregon. view profile

Published on September 04, 2020

9000 words

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Historical Fiction

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