Genre: Political Fiction/Short Story
“Societal commentary just got interesting.
Read this funny, racy, exaggerated take on a man running for office -- and the woman chosen to help him.
Peppered with satire of the elite and commentary on class warfare, this quirky political humor story explores power struggles between the sexes.
Perfect if you want to chuckle and think. This tale is one helluva ride -- a sexy little snicker.”
I can’t tell you much about Amanda Botfeld. If you want to subscribe and receive her emailed newsletters, visit her website. But that’s literally the only thing there. She may or may not be the same author as another one using the same name. I could point to things that would have me believe either way. Your guess is as good as mine. I guess for the moment we’ll have to call her the mystery woman.
I think it would be fair to say that this short story got me wondering. Not about the characters and what I thought about the behavior I saw from them. I had no doubt about how I felt about that. But one of the characters, Priscilla, throws out some thoughts at the end of the story, thinking she has two choices at that point. I thought the choice to make was obvious, but wasn’t sure that I agreed with the way she presented the tradeoff between the choices. The author’s way of presenting them are what triggered that wondering. Maybe it will do the same for you. Either way, I’m sure you’ll agree that Priscilla’s choice is the right one.
A small amount of adult language (it is a short story, so how much could there be) and a touch of sexual content.
Rating: **** Four Stars
Reviewed by: BigAl
Approximate word count: 3-4,000 words