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Illing to go to play the game properly in order carry on the traditions that came before her and will most likely continue lo. m is for Marshall I’m wondering about the things our parents leave us the good and the bad and whether a thing is ever truly over I haven't been in a reading mood lately but this evening finding myself full on turkey and stuffing pecan pie black forest stout football and large doses of nostalgia I decided to once again wander the world of torcom and landed on this grit lit folktaleThis author had a sort of weird rambling writing style that took some getting used to but overall I found it added to the relevance of the story itself Though not explicitly told the author hints at a Pacific Northwest setting redwoods logging bears though the tone of the story feels very Appalachian The author tells the story of Skye a young redheaded lass with a reverence for her older brother Travers a crush on the older dark haired Barth and as it seems a lot of time on her hands And kids in the woods with lots of time on their hands play games Some games are innocent in nature Some are not Sometimes the desire for knowledge can be a razor sharp double edged swordI enjoyed this story very much Definitely a Native American folklore y vibe resonates with the reader and it is a story about penance and sacrifice reverence for nature and loss of innocence which comes in the form of knowledge and foretelling Kinda in parts reminded me of the scene in Big Fish where the bored kids in town sneak out to see the old witch and her future telling eyeThis short is also one of the shortest stories I've read on the site and its also free to read with the link below A perfect little gem to peruse during the post holiday blues4 starshttpswwwtorcom20130313the ha

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The Hanging GameNg after she is goneAt the publisher's reuest this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software DRM applied. Not all games are fun Some have disturbing origins Some are terrifying and deadly yet certain types of people thrive on the thrill of danger Playing dangerous games often come with conseuences that will haunt you for the rest of your life Play stupid games win stupid prizes as the old saying goesSkye and her friends are such daredevils There's a sacred game in their country that's been passed down from generation to generation where children have to willingly hang themselves from an ancient tree in order to be possessed by the spirit of a bear god that reads them their future for everyone around them to hear Sounds like a totally normal and fun game to play with your buddies rightDespite an odd premise the moral of the story is a relatable one It's about how traditions can be harmful Some traditions are good but some are outdated and have no place in a modern world It's about the sins of the father being imposed on their children It's about the next generation being punished because of the foolish actions of the previous all told in the style of a grim fairy tale

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review The Hanging Game 103 ¾ ➳ [Reading] ➶ The Hanging Game By Helen Marshall ➩ – Sometimes a game even a sacred game can have far reaching conseuences In bear country young Skye learns just how far she is willing to go to play the game properly in order carry on the traditions tha Sometimes a game even a sacSometimes a game even a sacred game can have far reaching conseuences In bear country young Skye learns just how far she is w. For us the hanging game was a sacred thing the most sacred thing we knew save for one other which I’ll have to tell you about too and that was the bearsThis was a wonderful short The perfect mingling of childhood antics and darkness for this tor a holic Skye read a bit like Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird which from me is a high fucking compliment I love the shit out of ScoutThe darkness here is played so skillfully that you can smell the fruition before it happens but not in a way that seems trite or over sold There is a mystical element but again it is incredibly well done I almost wish I had been read this story while sitting around a fire at night it has the ghost story feel to it Does anyone really forget their childhood or the prices many of us had to pay to grow up I loved Travers I always had and I remembered what it was like to hold his hand out there by the tree I remembered the hanging game