I need a beta for an original work of fiction
I am looking for someone to beta an orginal work of fiction. The
work is dark and poetic but very, very well recieved. I am
including a review of the work in question titled: Chaotic
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A dark and poetic look into the End of the World, May 25, 2001
Reviewer: trig42 (see more about me) from Quincy, MA USA
Can one man really make a difference? Is the road to Hell truly
paved with good intentions? Will the world really end not with a
bang, but with a whimper? Ms. Spiller offers her answer to all of
these questions in her dark and poetic look into the end of mankind.
The narrator, my personal favorite aspect of the book, is a
mysterious omnicient poet, who speaks directly to the reader much
like the Muses in an ancient tragedy. The narrator looks back on the
events of the book some time after The End has occurred. At the
opening and closing of each chapter, the narrator offers insight on
the characters, pointing out their flaws, their decisions, and the
inconcievable consequences of each.
The story shows a how one choice can begin a downward spiral of
despair and hopelessness. It begins when one young man decides he
must follow in his militaristic father's footsteps in a misguided
decision to join the Marines. His actions cause a chain reaction of
unimaginable consequences, ironically weighted by good intentions.
The characters only want to help, or protect the people around them,
but as Ms. Spiller explains, it is not *what we want* that matters
in life, because it doesn't change the reality of what *is* and what
The book is full of ironies and symbols. The story of The End takes
place over the course of seven days, an ironic paralell of The
Creation. Ms. Spiller's concept of Hell is portrayed as a shattered
and broken world, yet shockingly similar to the world around us in
the present day. The End of the World, we find, is not caused by a
nuclear holocaust, or global warming, or an incurable disease; but
rather the simple but deadly combination of good intentions, and
The concept and the story are excellent. This book is a quick read,
but it will make a lasting impression. Highly recommended!