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What We Pretend To Be by Shaun David Hutchinson (57)

In We are the Ants, Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button. (How’s THAT for a premise?  If you haven’t read this yet, you want to now right?!)
Now, in Shaun David Hutchinson’s new short story, What We Pretend to Be, fans can glimpse some of the impossible decisions other characters have faced at the hands of the aliens, and even see Henry’s very first abduction.

Read it yourself at Riveted Reads

26 pages

Shaun Hutchinson is a writer and geek living in sunny South Florida. He grew up in Florida and has only lived outside the Sunshine State twice in his life. Shaun loves geeking out on tech and sci-fi, and worships at the altar of Joss Whedon. He's fully prepared for the zombie apocalypse.

My review for, Violent Ends. (Favorite Read of 2015)
My review for, The Deathday Letter

Now I now more about, We Are The Ants, which I still need to read. I think I am going to love it too, based on what I read here so far. 
Alien abductions. Not something I read usually, but maybe I should be more open. I may be missing out otherwise. 
Only 26 pages long but it definitely left me wanting more. Not because of a cliffhanger, but because it is so interesting. The synopsis, the cover, the short story read, all show me that the full length book is going to be worth it all. 
This is just an introduction to the characters though, so I am treating it as such, and don't really see a story other than these abductions are happening to several people. I guess all the answers I have and more will be revealed in the novel.


**No compensation was received for posting. This copy was read free at Riveted Reads. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice.


  1. Sounds like a lot of story for being so short!


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