by Harry Hallman
a short story
"When a word game turns deadly, how do you fight it?" Who do you go to for help? Martin must answer these questions before he becomes the next victim of an insidious plot. In a single day Martin's simple life as a business executive is turned upside down, because of his fascination with word games. And he is not the only one in danger.
Word is the perfect short story for those who enjoy a bit of a mystery. Martin is a professional man who like many others, is addicted to a word game on his mobile phone. As unusual events unfold throughout the day, an unknown player begins to antagonize Martin. Soon enough a deadly plot unfolds. Who will win?
I like the plot a lot because it really connects to modern day life and the popularity of phone apps and games. I was hooked on each word of the game as the story became more suspenseful. Hallman did an excellent job hiding the identity of the unknown player until the very end. Pretty surprising!
Author Info - Harry Hallman
Hallman a resident of Atlanta and was born and raised in the Kensington section of North Philadelphia. He served in the U.S. Air Force, including two tours in South Vietnam as a photographer. He is married to Duoc Hallman, and has two children, Bill and Nancy, and one grandchild, Ava.
Hallman is a serial entrepreneur who has created several marketing services companies and continues to work as a marketing consultant. In 1995, when the Internet was an infant, he formed a web development company and has been a practicing online media consultant ever since. In 1990 he assisted his son Bill Hallman, a then budding fashion designer, start his business. Bill Hallman operates several stores in Atlanta and designs fashions for both men and women.
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