Short Story Sunday is back! This is where I review a short story/novella. I love short stories (as long as they are well written) but I don’t think they get enough attention. The reviews for short stories can be difficult to write because of the ‘shortness’ and not wanting to give anything away!
Today’s short story is The Scientist by Andrés Cruciani:
Author: Andrés Cruciani
Published: January 1, 2019
Reviewed By: Jessica
Date Read: March 7, 2019
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
Short Story Description:
The Scientist is the tale of a woman who believes one must suffer to achieve greatness.
If you want a dark and disturbing short story that is under 10 pages, then The Scientist is for you. From the beginning Cruciani pulls us into the scientist’s life. She is determined at all costs to become a great scientist and for that to happen she must be miserable, as all scientists need great misery in their lives. She goes to the utmost extremes to become miserable.
The descriptions are crystal clear. I could picture our scientist as she was doing what she did throughout the story. You will wonder how far our scientist will go to become miserable so she can therefore become great… Then you read it!
Special thanks to the author Andrés Cruciani for sending me a copy to read and review.
About the Author:
After graduating from Cornell, Andrés Cruciani earned a Master’s in Education from Brooklyn College and an MFA from The New School. He has been a teacher for 15 years and has taught writing at FIT and the Hispanic Center for Excellence at Albert Einstein College among other places. Andrés has had numerous pieces nominated for awards and published in The Westchester Review, Pamplemousse, Green Mountains Review, and Welter among other magazines. He served as editor for LIT magazine and is the current senior editor of Brooklyn Aikikai Journal. He recently founded Toho Publishing. When not writing, Andrés trains in Aikido. You can learn more about him at andrescruciani.com.