Written by: Paula Limbaugh
The Fragile Things Part 1 by V.Shaw is a different sort of short story about friendship. This is a debut novel which the author decided to serialize into 4 parts, it keeps you wanting more.
The story opens with Ebony battling the demons within her. She’s been trying to keep to herself until one fatal night when she lets her guard down. A young man soliciting donations is invited in for coffee against Ebony’s better judgment. All is well at first but then the demons within strike.
Jennifer a 17 year old, ex-junkie just got home from another failed job interview. She lives in a council house on the fringes of Blackcross with her boyfriend/ex-dealer Tony. The area is depressed without hope of anything better. After a fight over an old mate, Jennifer decides to leave.
Jennifer with no where to go; camps out in the woods nearby. One day Ebony chances upon her and the beginning of a strange friendship is forged. You have one girl still fighting the demons of past drug use and the other fighting the demons of blood lust. This unlikely friendship will be tested like no other. Can the girls help one another or will their demons be the undoing of one?
This story has a lyrical flow to it, quite easy to read. You are drawn in at page one and can’t let go. The characters are fleshed out to the point that they become real. You can empathize with them. This is a great beginning that continues with part 2, which is available now.