Review: The Seamstresses



Recommended for: Anyone
Read on October 06, 2014 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Synopsis: Death is just a career change.

When Yin opens her eyes at the beginning of the story, she realizes two things. She is in an old abandoned seamstress shop – and she is dead. This afterlife is filled with laughing snowflakes and endless city streets. The only person here to guide her through this world is her older sister, who also happens to be dead.

Yin soon discovers that they must use their abilities to sew together the relationships of the living. Although Yin finds this prospect thrilling at first, not everything in these snow-lined streets is as it seems. She will soon discover that good and evil are woven more tightly together than she could have ever imagined.

Bookish Things: 18 pages. The cover is quite generic, but does tie in nicely with the story.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $0.80

My Review: 

The Seamstresses is a very short tale of two sisters who find themselves in a bizarre afterlife.Elle’s look at what our ‘afterlife’ might look like, is one that raised a few questions for me. The two sisters in the story had been seamstresses in life, and also, as it appears, in death. What would that mean for each of us?

Is there something that I could do in the afterlife? I write stories and read, perhaps it could be my job to rewrite people’s stories?

Anyway, given the story is but a few pages long (18 or so), it leaves little time for character development so you just have to go with it. This isn’t a bad thing because it actually gives you the opportunity to think about the story instead of focusing on the characters and why they’re doing what they’re doing.

I wondered if there was some symbolism in Yin’s (our protagonist), name. I wondered if her sister was called Yang?

The story possessed a great duality to it and finished with a very important note to the reader.

Considering this one is only $0.92 on kindle, try it out today if you want a quick, interesting read.


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