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.
Short Story: Life in a Shoe
Author: Heidi R. Kling
Anthology: Two And Twenty Dark Tales
Summary: Life in a Shoe is a retelling of There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.
My thoughts: I was severely disappointed with this short story. I loved Heidi R. Kling’s novel, Sea, and I expected more from this short story. While the writing was just as good as in Sea, the story was way too short. I felt like I had just started it when it ended. There was not enough for me to connect to the characters or sympathize with them. It needed to be more fleshed out.
Overall, Life in a Shoe fell flat for me. It was just too short for me to really get anything from it other than a sense of disappointment.