Monday 6 September 2021

Government Waste - Scott Bell - A Short Story

Government Waste: 
A Western Short Story

I stumbled upon a different story but this author, it was Mitchellsville and it blew me away. I picked up that one because a different book by Scott Bell was in an email blast, Working Stuffs, That story is described as:

“In 2050, the government uses scientifically reanimated corpses to fill menial jobs. Out of work and down on his luck, engineer Joe Warren is coerced by a federal agent into infiltrating an insurgent group — and finds his loyalties tested. A page-turning dystopian read.”

It could not be much different than Mitchellsville, which I loved so much I picked up the other three published short stories. This is the third I have read and it is described as:

“Some people really need to be left alone. A short story about one such individual.”

This story had a very surprising twist. One I did not see coming at all. Like the other two stores I have read by Bell it is very well written. This story was shorter than the other two. And we are informed that it was previously published in the anthology "Desolation: 21 Tales for Tails", Dragon's Roost Press  

It is another excellent story from Scott Bell and if you love a dark twist give this one a read. 

Books by Scott Bell:
Working Stiffs
MAGA 2020 & Beyond 

Short Stories:
Mr. Scampers' War

Sam Cable Mysteries:
April’s Fool
May Day
June Bug

Able Yeager Series:
Yeager's Law
Yeager's Mission
Yeager's Getaway

Contributed to:
Paradox: The Inner Circle Writers' Group Crime/Mystery/Thriller Anthology 2019
The Dark City Crime & Mystery Magazine: Volume 4, Issue 1
The Dark City Crime & Mystery Magazine: Volume 3, Issue 4
To Be Men: Stories Celebrating Masculinity

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