Saturday, November 17, 2012

Short Story Saturday: Wee Willie Winkie by Leigh Fallon

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!

I am currently reading Two And Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes.

book cover of Two And Twenty Dark TalesShort 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.

5 Comments

  1. Christina Kit.

    I’ve never heard of this one, but if it’s creepy I’ll enjoy it.

    It seems like all the short stories in this collection were too short. Too bad! This one seemed perfect for a longer retelling.

    Love your review! :)

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