Pussy Reaper’s Revenge

Winner-Booksie 2017-2018 Short Story Contest Winner - Booksie 2017-2018 Short Story Contest

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

Featured Review on this writing by Sue Harris


To my lovely readers, 

News. My award winning short-story, Pussy Reaper’s Revenge, has gained over 24,000 reads since it won first place in the 2017/2018 Booksie shory-story contest.

Thank you! 

Based on popular demand, I’ve turned my story into a YA urban fantasy, THE STARLET REAPER. (Not to be posted online).

Stay tuned to my publishing journey. Check out a sample aesthetic below. 

Blessings, 

YA Author Joy Shaw

Follow me on Twitter @authorjoyshaw

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Submitted: February 11, 2018

© Copyright 2020 Joy Shaw. All rights reserved.

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hullabaloo22

Wow, Joy, what a completely action-packed read. You came up with a pretty unique heroine to do battle with the sewer scum, and she was well able to hold her own. A tiny bit of romantic interest, maybe, at the end.
Great job with this well-planned and unusual read!

Fri, February 16th, 2018 10:15pm

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Thank you! A little Cheeky violence. I mean, who doesn’t love a vigilante wearing stilletos.

Fri, February 16th, 2018 2:18pm

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Sue Harris

This is a gripping, action-packed story, Joy, and what a heroine... a jump-suited, stiletto heeled Ninja. I found the dark, disturbing central theme and the fantasy super-heroine with a score to settle, worked amazingly well, Your writing is just superb in every way, I was there in the sewers with the rats, the smells, the slime, the villains. A unique and compelling read.

Fri, February 16th, 2018 11:51pm

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Thank you, Sue!

Fri, February 16th, 2018 4:16pm

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Sean Terrence Best

Fabulous Joy! You have me all twisted into deliciously psychoemotional knots! There's your story, then there's you, I am caught between hero-worship and rapture! Your elegant pen has me hypnotized under your enchanting literary spell! Pussy Reaper's Revenge is raw womanhood in its most vital essence. Pure unadulterated feminine power! When you write that all men have an end game, it makes me think, I'm a man and if I have an endgame it is to idolize the erudite angelic glory that flows from your elegant pen with the poetic euphoria of a Delphic oracle! Your exquisite writing is pure Joy! It is a joy to read Joy!

Sat, February 17th, 2018 3:51am

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Thank you!

Fri, February 16th, 2018 8:14pm

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Markie Bee

Brilliant read, I love a kick-ass heroine, a whole new meaning to 'Killer Heels' Well done and more please :)

Tue, February 20th, 2018 10:10am

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Thank you! More short stories like this are on the way! And I might just expand this story into a novel.

Tue, February 20th, 2018 4:07am

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hblovecraft

This was amazing Joy Shaw and full of action! I loved your heroine and I must admit that she was quite the fighter. She had a tragic background story in my opinion and I love how much detail you put into the story. Keep up the good work and I will be sure to check out your other stories as well!

Signing out,
Hblovecraft

Wed, February 21st, 2018 12:07am

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Thank you! Tragic backstories are my thing. Brings the character to life, and allows us to relate to them. After all, bad things happen to each of us. Those scars are what connects us as human.

Tue, February 20th, 2018 4:33pm

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hblovecraft

I agree Joy Shaw! I think it is the little things that seem to connect people to each other.

Wed, February 21st, 2018 12:50am

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Dr. Acula the friendly Ghost

You had me at "pussy".
Very nicely written , I loved the action.
My lips went dry as I read, then I licked them :D
Really cool story !

Wed, February 21st, 2018 5:46am

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Carolina Miller

It is refreshing to see an unapologetic heroine in a good read.

Thu, February 22nd, 2018 12:54am

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Thank you!

Wed, February 21st, 2018 5:10pm

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Miss Midnight

With a title like that, I just had to read and find out. And what a pleasure. I loved everything about it and found myself bursting into laughter more than one time. You managed to capture the tension as well as the humor and blended them perfectly. The mission for why Pussy (hee hee) was there wasn't lost or diminished by the humor. This was an awesome read! Excellent!

Thu, February 22nd, 2018 4:42pm

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Thank you!!!!

Thu, February 22nd, 2018 9:06am

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MissFedelm

Loved the dark world and action heroine. A great read. Loved it.

Wed, February 28th, 2018 10:45pm

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Th m you!!!

Wed, February 28th, 2018 3:06pm

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Kathrina Csernis

This was great! I love action, and this was just full of it. Honestly, it wasn't what I was expecting by the title hahaha but the story along with the title was very unique. I enjoyed every aspect of it. I love heroines, so of course, I instantly fell in love with the character. Great story, I'll be sure to check out more of your works soon!

Sat, March 3rd, 2018 4:11pm

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Thank you, Kathrina!

Sun, March 4th, 2018 4:36pm

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Spyguy

Wow! This one is really deep! I can’t stand people who abuse women, innocent children, or any others who are helpless, or in need! Makes me want to turn loose the beast within!!!
I loved this story, & I was glad that Viktor rat King got his deserved beating! Justice!

Wed, April 18th, 2018 7:28am

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Thank you!!!

Wed, April 18th, 2018 4:26am

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Eirisse Silverwood

Wow, what a gripping and thrilling read! I especially loved the character you made to tell the story. There's a few grammatical errors here and there, but your prowess in writing more than makes up for it. I'm looking forward to reading more of your works!

Wed, April 18th, 2018 9:14pm

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Thank you!

Wed, April 18th, 2018 2:31pm

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Momina Khan

marvellous poem friend... i liked it.
stay happy.

Fri, April 27th, 2018 4:28pm

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Thank you! I enjoyed writing this short story.
You stay happy as well!

Fri, April 27th, 2018 9:38am

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Amy F. Turner

This anti-heroine is a badass vigilante who does what others fail to do with personal stakes in the fray that scar her deep, drive her conviction not to fail, and we the audience are eager to cheer on her cheeky swagger. The action is a non-stop thrill ride in this dark twisted world. The writing is as sharp as her katana wielded where deserved. No excess, gritty, with spots of humor. It is a well-crafted tale from beginning to end we do not wish to see, yet hope for future tales of this very unique young woman.

Thu, May 24th, 2018 3:09am

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Thank you, Amy for reading. What a thorough and wonderful review!

Thu, May 24th, 2018 4:49am

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stranger in the corner

Very interesting! yes I am a man, however I have always loved stories and movies (action or otherwise) that had a strong female lead and you didn't disappoint! however since your character believes that every man has an end game I will tell you that mine is actually published here on Booksie. I have 3 stories and around 20 poems that I think Pussy Reaper might be able to use to balance her idea of what a mans end game might be. I enjoyed this very much, thank you for allowing me the honor of reading this!

Thu, July 19th, 2018 6:31pm

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Thank you for reading and reviewing. I will certainly check out your work!
—Joy

Thu, July 19th, 2018 12:37pm

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ElleEverAfterDee

Okay, I need to collect myself here and take a deep breath. You're... BLOODY TALENTED! Girl, it's like I'm reading a published novelist work here, I'm not kidding. The character Catarina is very well-developed and complex. She's a badass, but sometimes tries to cover it up by her inner demons. I really liked her tone of voice, she's very witty, sarcastic, and compassionate. I really loved how you set up the imagery, along with adding her sarcastic comments in between, which made me giggle a lot. I liked how she encountered certain things, where we found ourselves in a foggy flashback, and it goes more in depth of how she reacts. Trusting men in general is the most complex emotion, Then, when she meets Edison, the first man who didn't took advantage of her, but helped her instead. I liked the sense of wise clarity that moles weren't bad, how this enlightened her insecurities about them, and I think it gave her sense a closure. The action pack pace smoothed wonderfully, along with Cat's inner monologue, and I could picture everything with the imagery. And thank you, a heroine who's not like Bella Swan. This was just amazing!

Mon, August 6th, 2018 3:18am

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Thank you, Elle! Check out the second in the series. There's a third one coming shortly and a fourth to follow soon after. Again, thank you!
Blessings,
Joy

Sun, August 5th, 2018 10:01pm

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T.M/I.K

Holy crap. I'm usually more of a fantasy girl, but I've seen your story in my recommended a couple of times and i gotta say, I do not regret clicking. It was fantastic; Cat is a badass with a killer personality. I love your writing style, the clever quips are literal life fuel.
Hope to read more of your stuff soon.
With love, Thea and Ivy

Fri, August 10th, 2018 9:59pm

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Oh thank you! Please check out Pussy Reaper’s Rage and Pussy Reaper’s Raid. The fourth story, Pussy Reaper’s Rebellion will be coming soon.
Blessings,
Joy

Fri, August 10th, 2018 4:19pm

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Allen Darkmyst

Well, this was a good read. Cat's vigilante name is a bit odd in my opinion, but the way you write the action and give us so much to know about her in this span of time is amazing. I look forward to the others. I can see how this won an award, keep up the good work!

Wed, August 29th, 2018 3:43pm

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Thank you for the comments, Allen. Appreiciate the time you took to review my work. Please do consider checking out the rest of the stories in this series. And stay tuned as four other stories are planned for this series possibly more.
BTW, Cat comes from her Hispanic name, Catrina Consuelo. But her vigilante name is Pussy Reaper.
Blessings,
Joy

Wed, August 29th, 2018 11:50am

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Melancholic Wisdom

This is a wonderful story, full of drama and action. I love the fact that you wrote a badass heroine, because you can never have enough of those. I loved the darkness and brutality of the story, well done!

Thu, August 30th, 2018 3:15am

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Thank you, Mel! Really appreciate you taking the time to read this.
Blessings,
Joy

Wed, August 29th, 2018 8:25pm

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