- Author: B A Spicer
- Kindle edition
- Published: September 2012 by B A Spicer
- Category: Metaphysical Horror
‘Angels’ is a story of loss and the human fascination with the metaphysical world.
A powerful, psychological story. The structural form of the writing is very cleverly done. It takes place in the present and recent past and focuses on a mother’s tragic loss. Her daughter was the victim of bullying but kept it to herself until it was too late for anyone to help her.
It was only afterwards that she found out. When it was too late. Flora had hidden the bruises and the damaged books. She said she had dropped her mobile phone and caught her bag on a barbed wire fence. Small things. Small things that added up and became big things. So big that it was impossible to talk about them to anyone…
The result of feeling such an intense sense grief causes the mother to take matters into her own hands and the chosen form of revenge relates to a historical event and a short video clip she and her daughter had watched on the internet.
Even though this is a short story, a very artful and concise narrative engaged me immediately. The mother’s reaction to the situation she finds herself in is drastic and chilling, but conveys the emotional depth of her pain. I was drawn into her utter sadness and hopelessness and could feel her suffering. A story of terrible loss, feelings of guilt and a surprising ending.
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About the author
Bev Spicer is the author of six ebooks and two paperbacks. She also writes under the pen name B. A. Spicer.
Bev was born in a small market town in the Midlands, daughter to an observer for the Royal Air Force and her mother, a local beauty queen.
She was educated at Queens’ College, Cambridge and became a lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University in 1997 moving to live in France with her husband and two of her children ten years later, where she writes full-time.
She is widely read and has travelled extensively, living in Crete, where she taught English and learned to speak Greek, and in the Seychelles, where she worked for the government and co-designed materials which were used to teach at secondary school level.
She has recently published ‘Stranded in the Seychelles’, a humorous memoir and sequel to her best-selling ‘Bunny on a Bike’.
7 thoughts on “Angels ~ A Short Story”
Sounds fascinating. We need more books about bullying. ❤
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We do. It’s a terrible thing.
Bullying is such an ugly thing. My thanks to Bev for writing the story, and to you Cathy for posting on your blog.
You’re very welcome, Michelle, and you’re so right. Bullying is very ugly.
A belated thank you, here on your excellent blog, Cathy. It was pretty scary to write ‘Angels’, as I have a daughter who was bullied at school. Pretty extreme reaction from the mother – but not impossible to empathise…
It must have been a hard subject to tackle..it’s a very emotive issue, especially from personal experience.