Short Story Saturday was created by Lauren at 365 Days of Reading. I can’t guarantee that I’ll post a review every Saturday but I will post one as often as I can!
Short Story: Pieces of Eight
Author: Shannon Delany and Max Scialdone
Anthology: Two And Twenty Dark Tales
Summary: Pieces of Eight is a retelling of the Mother Goose nursery rhyme, Sleep, Baby, Sleep.
My thoughts: I have to say Pieces of Eight might just end up being my favorite story from this collection. It’s a bit longer, has a lot more depth, and the writing of Shannon Delany and Max Scialdone was fabulous. Also, this one wasn’t quite as dark as the other stories in the book and I really enjoyed the little bits of humor mixed in.
Overall, I haven’t read a full length book by Shannon Delany yet but after loving this short story I will definitely be picking up her books.