Short Horror Story Review - Terry Grimwood – The She

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Preston, England
November 7, 2015 12:16am CST
2015 – Mammoth – Robinson’s Press Spoiler alerts An absurd mix of cod-mysticism, secret societies, and World War Two heroics. A woman is airdropped into occupied France in 1943-44, on a spy mission for Britain, with orders to unite with members of the French Resistance. By the time she finds her contacts she is the only survivor of her team. In hiding, she is given a fairly straight telling of the Lilith legend of the woman Adam was offered before Eve, mixed with elements of Milton's Paradise Lost. Adam rejected her for being too strong, fertile and independently minded so she joined forces with Lucifer and Adam was given Eve in consolation. The story was dropped from the Bible but retained by Jewish cabbalists. It now seems that certain Catholic groups know of Lilith too, wishing to reinstate her to true glory, and the heroine is initiated into the cult by Winston Churchill who has also gone to occupied France specially to share this information. No explanation is given as to why this needs sharing at all let alone in the midst of a deadly war zone or why Churchill needs to be involved personally even without such great personal risk. Arthur Chappell
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@Jessicalynnt (47791)
• Centralia, Missouri
7 Nov 15
sounds like it had interesting bits and potential to be good, but wasn't
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• Preston, England
7 Nov 15
yes it tried to cram too much in so it reads like three stories spliced together randomly
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Nov 15
@arthurchappell movie scramble, hmmn, sounds like a bad lunch idea
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• Preston, England
7 Nov 15
@Jessicalynnt pretty much - an everything but the kitchen sink plot cramming approach
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@LadyDuck (147063)
• Switzerland
7 Nov 15
This sounds like a odd mix of horror story and historic movie. I do not believe that Sir Winston Churchill ever went to occupied France, but I am not sure.
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• Preston, England
7 Nov 15
he certainly didn't and he'd hardly go for the purpose given in this story
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