I think this story was written by an 8th grader and edited by a 9th grader. Rarely will you find word-smithing so terrible. I stopped after about two pages to calm the rising nausea. Should be rated half a star.
Do yourself a favor and skip this one.
Boring x10. Written in the grand and wordy style of the mid 1800's, if you like Wells, then perhaps you'll like this story. I became bored quickly, scanned through half the book and found *nothing* happening, and kicked it to the curb. Total waste of time.
The story starts off with a bang, keeping interest up until the end, where there is a slight twist, but is otherwise predictable. The biggest drawback to this story is how short it is - with such a good premise and writing, I wish the writer could have made more of it. I didn't care for the macabre tone of the story, but other than that, fairly well done.
There's just not enough substance here to warrant any kind of positive recommendation. The author wanted to create a story of 600 words or less, and he achieved that - but little else. Nothing profound, exciting, new, or interesting here, folks. Skip it.