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The Last Confession - a Review
The Last Confession is a short story written by Ethan Jones. It only took me ten or fifteen minutes to read it, but those few minutes were definitely not wasted.
Most people think that short stories are easier to write because they are so short. They are wrong. In a short story, you have to keep it concise and to the point. A short story, especially one as short as this one, needs to focus on one main event. Mr. Jones succeeded at doing this while keeping this readerís attention.
This is a story of revenge, and a story of one manís justice. When I finished the story, all I could say was, ďWow.Ē This story is only about 20% or so of the downloaded book. I was a bit disappointed that it wasnít longer, but at the same time I was impressed at how well the story had been told. At the end of it, you can see how it all ties together.
Mancini is a mobster who has been shot three times and is in the hospital. There are police officers stationed outside his door, and no one is allowed in to see him. Why not? They donít want whoever tried to kill him to finish the job.
A crime reporter who wants to talk to the wounded mobster is sent away. His lawyer shows up, but he too is sent away. Mancini doesnít need a lawyer because he isnít under arrest. This time, he was the victim.
Then the family priest shows up. Mancini is close to dying, and the priest wants to give him his last rites. Both policemen know the priest. They know why he is there, so how could they refuse to let him in? This mobster has committed some terrible crimes during his life. Maybe it isnít too late for him to ask forgiveness for the wrongs he has done. The priest is allowed to go into ICU and to administer his last rites.
Manciniís condition has improved, and it looks like he might survive after all. Or will he? Iím not going to reveal any more of what happens, but I will say that you will not regret reading this story.
I downloaded my copy of this story free from Amazon for my Kindle. If you would like a copy of this story for your own reading pleasure, I have provided an Amazon link below.
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