Title: The Race
Author: John Russo
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Satire, Short Story
The future. What does it hold? Sadly, no one knows. Well . . . except for Amazon delivery drones, of course. Imagine a world where your Amazon package reaches you within minutes, instead of days. A world where technology has outsmarted the mailman for the last time. This is the world in which Johnny and Robert Hesston find themselves. The problem is, they're old school. A bit TOO old school. Equip them with the right primitive tools, and things might get out of hand. . .
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Drat those delivery drones and the irony of life. In the not too distant future, life is ruled by Amazon delivery drones. Once you order something, it arrives in minutes, not days. Brothers Johnny and Robert are working on Johnny’s farm. A drone catches Robert’s attention and he soon starts rambling on about how unfair life is and how he’d like to take down one of those blasted drones. Before Johnny can blink, Robert does the unthinkable. Robert then bets Johnny he can get to the drone first. It’s a race, brother against brother, but the irony comes when Johnny returns home covered in poison ivy and his wife reveals a surprise he never saw coming.
The Race is a humorous satire short story I thoroughly enjoyed. The two brothers are complete opposites yet so relatable. The plot moves at a nice easy pace. There’s humorous dialogue but it’s subtle. While you might not laugh hard, you’ll chuckle at the antics and musings. Even though this is a short story, it’s fully fleshed out with a small cast of characters and a conflict or two. John Russo is a talented writer whose clever satire reflects on our society today. The writing is crisp, clean, and flawless. Fans of Ray Bradbury will enjoy The Race. Take a break and read The Race. You’ll be glad you did. I look forward to reading more from John Russo. He’s an up-and-coming author to be on the lookout for. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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John Russo is an up-and-coming author who recently published his first short story and is currently formulating a novel in his head. When asked what exactly it is he writes, he always responds, “funny fiction.”
His dream is to one day provide readers all over the world with laugh-out-loud literary satire that is wholesome enough for everyone to enjoy.
Many have confused him with the fellow who penned Night of the Living Dead. Rest assured, he’s not that John Russo.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N