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THE 500 : Gemma wants revenge on her cheating boyfriend. She thinks she has found a perfect way. But revenge tends to be a two-edged sword.A contemporary short story about guilt and redemption with a chilling finale....

Title : The 500
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ISBN : 13457586
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 13 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The 500 Reviews

  • AnnaLund
    2019-04-28 02:20

    While I loved Issue 49 by the same author, this one rubbed me the wrong way on so many levels it was painful. Thank god it was only 17 pages and free.The world does not need a story telling me about how a (view spoiler)[ fetus feels when getting aborted (hide spoiler)]. I know I don't need that.And I know that this one should have come with a tagged trigger warning big as a fucking house.

  • Mark Gandolfi
    2019-05-16 23:36

    This short story was one I read on Amazon, along with two others by the same author.Like the others it was professionally and I would say beautifully written and full of suspense. The story is about a contentious subject and JD Hughes handles the balance of opinion very well. I did read a review that said it was anti-abortion, but I think it is not anti or pro, but does give a truthful account of the process.The story will upset some people, but it is well worth reading with descriptions that live in the mind after finishing the story. This might not be a good thing for the squeamish but although the ending is very weird, stay the course for a good read.

  • Paul Sansom
    2019-05-21 18:22

    This is the first book I've read through Goodreads and I read it because so many people hated it and quite a few loved it. It's a short story so something of a dip in the water. It was free on Amazon too, a great incentive for me since I am out of work.Did I love it? No. It was frigging harrowing and better than some horror stories, but I didn't love it. Truth is I found it uncomfortable to read because I suspect it might be true. It's about an abortion from the perspective of a woman who's pretty pissed off with the father of her child and is generally unsettling throughout. I didn't find it pro life or preachy as some have suggested, but I suppose it depends where you're coming from. However, the writing style is brilliant and has persuaded me to read some more of this writer but if you are sensitive and not happy with a description of an abortion, then stay away. For those who can take it, then it is well worth a read.

  • Brandon Luffman
    2019-05-23 23:40

    This was an intense and difficult story. There was a temptation to not finish, not because it was bad (it's very well done) but because it was simply very disturbing.Regardless of your stance on the topic within, this story will affect you. It isn't for the faint of heart, but it IS a well done piece of work.

  • Jansen Hollum
    2019-05-04 23:31

    I've just read Bomber, another of this author's short stories and I am very impressed with the 500 too. It is a genuine horror story based on a reality that many of us push under the carpet, including me. It is controversial in that it deals with abortion, but I think it treads the line in a neutral way. Great quality writing and a compelling ending. Recommended.

  • Eric Weule
    2019-04-30 21:34

    GAVE ME CHILLS, I KID YOU NOT!J. D. Hughes is a writer. Unequivocally, a writer. Mr. Hughes tackles a very difficult topic and makes it into a modern day "Tell Tale Heart." Extremely well written, paced, and ended. And I'm not kidding about the chill. Fabulous!

  • Jeanine
    2019-05-19 19:31

    Really well written, but totally weird.

  • Wendy
    2019-05-16 18:43

    I didn't really like this short story.

  • Steven Ramirez
    2019-04-25 19:22

    This is a wonderful story filled with supernatural and moral overtones. The writing is excellent and moving. Gemma’s pain—both physical and spiritual—is evident on every page. A great read.

  • Tamara
    2019-05-21 18:20

    A good read ... 4.5 stars

  • Luann
    2019-04-28 19:33

    I found it to be an easy, summer read; a combination of Grisham's The Firm and the tv show Burn Notice. Mike Ford newly hired at a prestigious DC consulting firm, finds himself embroiled in big stakes crime world not unlike Mitch McDeere. Like the Burn Notice's Michael Weston, Mike knows a lot about small time crime, how cons work, how to pick a lock, etc. he speaks directly to the reader to explain the nuances of breaking and entering and getting out of tight spots. If you enjoy this type of genre, the 500 will be a page turner.

  • P.S. Winn
    2019-04-27 22:38

    Great short story, Gemma thought Garreth was special but found out she wasn't quite right about him and now pregnant she finds trying to solve that problem isn't exactly what she thought wither. great feel to the story and great job by the author.

  • Kim Galla
    2019-05-18 00:23

    Very good and creepy.