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: Wee Willie Winkie
Author: Leigh Fallon
Anthology: Two And Twenty Dark Tales
Summary: Wee Willie Winkie is a dark retelling of the Mother Goose Rhyme of the same name.
My thoughts: Wee Willie Winkie is one of the scarier stories in this collection. It’s not your typical creepy story but it has a very haunting feel to it. The setting, the characters, and the writing all give it that spooky air. However, while I enjoyed the creepiness of it, I felt that it was a tad to short for me to truly love it. I would have liked just a bit more to the story.
Overall, Wee Willie Winkie is one of the better short stories in this collection. I will definitely be checking out more of Leigh Fallon’s work in the future.