Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Winter Wraith, by Jeffrey Ford

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All alone at home during bad winter weather, Henry wants to get rid of the dead Christmas tree in the living-room. It drops needles and ornaments and there just seems to be something wrong with it. (4,144 words; Time: 13m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average
Recommended By: LTilton

"The Winter Wraith," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 11-12|15, published on by .

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Pro: Good horror story. Several great moments of tension. Amusing ending. Not sure if we're supposed to believe the wife is a witch or what.

Con: The fear level is low, however. We have no reason to suspect a Christmas tree of violence. And what's with the icicles? What makes them so important?

The very last sentence seems like an error. We know it's a dream, but so what?

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