Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Review: Word

by Harry Hallman


"When a word game turns deadly, how do you fight it?" Who do you go to for help? Martin must answer these questions before he becomes the next victim of an insidious plot. 

In a single day Martin's simple life as a business executive is turned upside down, because of his fascination with word games. And he is not the only one in danger. 


First of all, lets all congratulate me for doing a Sage's Blog Tour review on a short story at the same time that I [attempted] my daily short story read marathon. By the way, talk about FAIL. But I will continue to try.

Now that's off my chest, lets get with the review, shall we?

Talk about an AWESOME short story! This story grabbed me from the start with it's unique storyline. Who knew that playing a simple online word game could be so freaky!? Martin's life appears to revolve around technology, especially an online game that slowly seems to be dictating his life. It doesn't take Martin too long to realize that the random player in his favorite online word game may not be so random after all. 

If you want a quick story that's going to freak you out - look no further than this one! 

About the Author

Hallman is a resident of Atlanta and was born and raised in the Kensington section of North Philadelphia. He served in the U.S. Air Force, including two tours in South Vietnam as a photographer. He is married to Duoc Hallman, and has two children, Bill and Nancy, and one grandchild, Ava. 

 Hallman is a serial entrepreneur who has created several marketing services companies and continues to work as a marketing consultant. In 1995, when the Internet was an infant, he formed a web development company and has been a practicing online media consultant ever since. In 1990 he assisted his son Bill Hallman, a then budding fashion designer, start his business. 

Bill Hallman operates several stores in Atlanta and designs fashions for both men and women. 

Writing Influences Hallman's father was Harry Hallman, Sr., a champion billiards player who also owned a poolroom called Circle Billiards, located at Allegheny Avenue and Lee Street in Philadelphia. 

The younger Hallman spent many hours after school at his father’s pool hall. These youthful experiences laid the groundwork for his novel Mercy Row, including the colorful language in the text. "The combination of my digital marketing experience, my work with my son's business and my own mania about playing word games on my iPad, allowed the idea for Word to pop into my head one day. Although I was working on my sequel to my Mercy Row novel, Mercy Row- Clann, the idea would not leave me alone until I fished this short story: WORD" 

Available in ebook format on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Short-Story-Harry-Hallman-ebook/dp/B00ENHU20E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378438749&sr=8-1&keywords=Words+by+Harry+Hallman

Works by Harry Hallman

Mercy Row 
Available in ebook and paperback at Amazon.com

Website: www.meryrow.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mercyrownovel

Mercy Row- Clann- Coming Late 2013

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