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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Tempting Yerva (kindle) by Chris Turner
Published in 2011 by Innersky Books
Tempting Yerva is a Kindle short story. If it were on paper it would be about 13 pages long, according to Amazon.
An adolescent girl named Dore is a young nun in the Yerva sect. Like monks and nuns across most faiths, her life is a lot of hard work, meditation and discipline and this young girl is miserable. She hates it. She is bored and her raging hormones make her think an awful lot about sex.
The religion seems to have a superficial similarity to Buddhism in that the goal of the aspirant is to achieve "bliss" - a sense of nothingness. Dore has no interest in any of this. One day, alien (literally from another world) voices start to whisper to her and promise her powers, sex and more in exchange letting them use her. She agrees.
Her wildest fantasies come true, she is granted magical powers, no temptation is left unsatisfied and the entire sect is endangered.
My takeaway? Dore has been untempted in her life, but once she is allowed to "sin" she nearly destroys and perverts everything. I don't want to ruin the end of this very short story - you will have to read it to see where her unrestrained activities lead.
I rate this story 2 stars out of 5. Too short. Not explained well enough.
This short story can be found on Amazon.com here: Tempting Yerva by Chris Turner.
Reviewed on November 6, 2012.