|Wendigo is a startlingly graphic but sensual short tale loosely based on the Wendigo folklore legend of the North Woods region of Canada and the U. S. In a slightly futuristic society, nanotechnology has taken firm root and certain scientists have created altered beings called nanoshifters, which are incredibly strong and deadly. One of them, Dupre, has returned from the Coast and is busily mutating victims at a rapid rate. Almost impossible to either avoid or combat, Dupre resembles the traditional Wendigo in that he is about seven feet in height and covered in white fur. Two of his victims, Shariya and Eli, are the last set of victims as Eli overcomes his natural fear with compassion to stop Dupre. But it is too late for Shariya, who’s been infected with the nanoshifter virus. Before the story ends, Shariya and Eli are overcome by scorching sensual drives, and the reader is overcome by a very surprising, but ultimately logical, denouement.
Ann Vremont delivers a very spooky futuristic Halloween entry, of a society this reviewer hopes will never come to pass. Readers who look for graphic sensuality and violence will really enjoy this story.
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