Sunday, February 17, 2019

Unchain Me

Julian Kensi is about to start his first day in retail.

What he doesn’t know is that to his supervisor, Peter Smith, he is just another pawn to be used in his rise to the top. That is until Julian begins to act strangely.

As Peter attempts to learn more, his ruthless methods cause events to take a macabre turn beyond control. 

Insular a short story about one man’s life-long fear and regret. It’s a story about obsession, the power of a person’s imagination, and the terrible consequences once this imagination has been unleashed.


INSULAR by Jamie Stewart is an excellent short story, with the strangeness of a Twilight Zone episode and the suspense of a Ray Bradbury tale. The setting is extremely relatable, which is one of the most disturbing aspects. The concept of being so wrapped up in our own heads that we miss something very wrong happening right on front of us is also quite frightening.

What becomes of Julian pales in comparison to how Peter has been living his life. Stewart uses psychology in a rather diabolical way to shake up readers. This is exactly the story we all need to read, at least once.

As always,
AstraDaemon

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