I’m excited to be reviewing another short story by Brent Jones today.
Escaping abuse at a facility for assisted living, Gordon B. Sutherland, twenty-two, locks himself in a high-rise hotel room with a single-action six shooter. He sets it on a wide desk, next to a telephone, six phone numbers on a scrap piece of paper, and a single round of ammunition.
Just one bullet.
Putting his faith in a higher power and a desperate game of Russian roulette, he picks up the receiver, hoping to make peace with those he cherishes most before going with God.
Chambers, a new short story from author Brent Jones, is a gripping tale of compassion and humanity, delivering an ending audiences won’t see coming.
“Brent Jones is brilliant in his writing…”
—Jessica Rachow, Author & Book Reviewer
“Jones packs a punch when you need it…”
—Mark Gunning, Author
“Jones gets you so emotionally involved in his characters so quickly…”
—Virginia Williams, Book Reviewer
In a very short amount of time, I was completely invested in Gordon and his story. I’m not always emotional when reading, but this story had me tearing up a bit.
With themes of compassion, sadness, and forgiveness, Brent Jones has crafted yet another amazing short story. I was blown away by the ending and I’m still trying to process.
A very quick read, but very powerful. I highly recommend it.
From bad checks to bathroom graffiti, Brent Jones has always been drawn to writing. He won a national creative writing competition at the age of fourteen, although he can’t recall what the story was about. Seventeen years later, he gave up his career to pursue creative writing full-time.
Jones writes from his home in Fort Erie, Canada. He’s happily married, a bearded cyclist, a mediocre guitarist, and the proud owner of two dogs with a God complex.
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