Thursday, January 17, 2019

Bread and Milk and Salt, by Sarah Gailey

★★★☆☆ Average

(Modern Fantasy Horror) An evil fairy takes different forms over the years to stalk a young boy hoping to steal, ruin, or kill him. (6,214 words; Time: 20m)

"," by (edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Review: 2018.140 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: : It’s a story about an evil fairy who wants to steal away a young boy and how she finally succeeds (sort of) but at terrible personal cost. It’s also the story of how a boy grew into a psychopath and ended up punished by a dark fairy in his own image that he can’t get rid of.

Con: It’s hard to enjoy an evil vs. evil story, particularly when neither character has any redeeming qualities whatsoever.

Given the nature of the story and the behavior of the characters, I think they both got off too light.

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