Professor Truman is a substitute teacher. Follow the events of a normal day in her life… and discover why there’s absolutely nothing normal — in any sense of the word — about her life.
The Substitute is the first of the “Heroes and Villains: Character Shorts” from author P. Craig.
Review 5 of 5 Stars
I picked this up off the Kindle Unlimited list and I have to say I really enjoyed it. The story is only about 20 pages in length, but I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more from this author. As the story is only 20 pages, you’ll have to forgive me for not giving too much away. Also, ignore the tags on this post or you may get a spoiler you don’t want before reading the story.
The Substitute begins in 1955 with a school teacher in Melbourne, Australia, who seems to be a little less than enthused about her job. From there things really start getting weird. This was a page-turner and I guess the easiest way to describe this story is as a horror/mystery/thriller story (for lack of a better explanation). I’m a wimp when it comes to horror and it wasn’t so scary that I couldn’t read it, which is one of the reasons I’m kind of at a loss about how to categorize it, but I wouldn’t suggest giving the story to a young child. It’s definitely not that kind of story.
This was an intriguing story that kept me guessing until the final few pages and I really enjoyed it. P. Craig did a great job writing this and I look forward to reading more from this author in the future. Make a point to check this out especially if you have the unlimited service.
More to come. Next up, I’ll be reviewing the The Robot Chronicles (The Future Chronicles Book 1). It has some great stories that I can’t wait to share with you.