Karmic Circle by Angela Yuriko Smith
You can‘t hide from karma. Each of us receive our just rewards in time and evil is repaid tenfold. Three separate, but interlinked stories explore the law of reaping and sowing as a small dog finds his way through a dark and dangerous city. Be wary of your deeds—there‘s no cheating the Karmic Circle.
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I cannot believe I am saying this but I am. This is the first story ever where I am glad to say the characters were not all that developed. Here is why I am saying this. This story is dark. Really dark. And the poor dog is the one that suffers the most with loss, and confusion but the humans, all but one is really bad people. Ok no make that two. I actually almost really cried when the mean man was so obviously rude and in the end cruel to the old hobo. Being homeless in and off itself simply says you do not own a home. It does not make you a lesser human. It does not make you incompetent to care. It makes you the same as every person who is still paying a bond. Paying rent. Home-less. And when that awful man showed up I was furious.
And that people. That rambling above is but a taste of what you can expect when you read this story yourself. It puts you through the ringer. Then puts on the spin cycle and you end up being relieved that the story is over but wondering at random acts of selfishness and it's true import since everybody is always talking about Karma and an act of kindness. This book explores the dark side of Karma, true. But in every single instance one choice, one simply yes in stead of no or no instead of yes could have lead not to existing but to an act of kindness instead of horror and deprivation. I cannot say I liked this book. I can say I admire the authors voice and her ability to get the reader to see how the coin flips in air during a coin flip. That is a remarkable skill.
About the author
Bornin Madisonville, Kentucky, The United States
November 21, 1968