Get Me Out of This Shimmering Oasis by Lucy Leitner
OMG this place is amazing. I can feel all the remnants of my leaky gut clearing right up. A few more days and I may even be able to tolerate dairy again. These innovative treatments are truly elevating my wellness. They are literally scaring me to death, but doing good for yourself never feels good, right? Right?
This was a great short story. Lucy really builds up the backstory in such a small amount of time, using mannerisms and actions. Her take on societal norms is well done, and really focuses on catch phrases and trends. This story takes a dark trip into mental health, and really ends strong. Well worth the half a buck.
A great set up and fun read. After all, a key to wellness is keeping your head in a good place!
A journey into, and though wellness. I think I know like 10 of these people, I hope you've got business cards for the center. I loved it!
My relationship with Lucy Leitner began with Karen, and it continues on with Get Me Out Of This Shimmering Oasis. Our protagonist checks into an expensive Health Spa. Her expenses are paid, on the condition that - as an influencer - she blogs her experience. But not all is as it seems, and imagine how disappointing it would be if it were. Shimmering Oasis is a delight. Short and bitter sweet. I definitely felt like I should have seen the end in advance, but I didn't!
This is the first story by Lucy I read, but it certainly won't be the last. A fantastic story told in a unique way - weird, creepy, and distrubing in all the right ways. Also an excellent way to tackle the topic of wellness and the lengths we go to to get well. I want you to be as pleasantly surprised as I am by reading this "cold" and not spoiling anything about it, but this gets a very strong RECOMMEND from me!!