Short Story Review: The Farm
Hi Everyone! =^.^=
How’s your Friday eve going? Good I hope!
Today I’m continuing the new trend of reading and reviewing another short story. I still have a TON of downloads from my Amazon Kindle (not all short stories), but one but one I promise I will eventually get to them all, and it feels good to knock them down finally.
Like last time, I want to say that this is still something relatively new for me, so I’ll try to be as fair as possible given how short these stories are. I’m not an expert on short stories, this is simply my opinion on the pieces I’m reading.
All right, so today’s short story is titled The Farm and is by Sean K. Vlk.
I actually know Sean through a Facebook Group where we’re allowed to self-promote. He is a fellow writer of horror, and had a special freebie of his short stories. Needless to say, I had to try them out.
I already read The Ballad of Bonnie Rotten last week and enjoyed it (review here), so last night I moved on to The Farm.
So what did I think? Drum roll, please!
A Friday the 13th special… Take a glimpse into a moment in the life of, Harold Dorsey. A pig farmer merely watching his pigs in the early morning hours of the day. Or maybe there’s more than what it appears. Perhaps something a bit more sinister…
Five farmyard stars for this little tale of terror!
Since the blurb pretty much covers everything I could tell you without giving anything away, I’ll just go over why I enjoyed this short story.
The thing I enjoyed best about this story was its simplicity. Sometimes its best to go with the K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, stupid), and with this story, it really shows.
The writing is clear, to the point, and doesn’t mess around. While The Ballad of Bonnie Rotten was slightly more poetic, this one didn’t do that to the same extent, and it was enjoyable that the author could switch it up like that.
I honestly felt bad for the MC, Harold. He’s a simple man at heart, and the universe just seemed to dump all over him. I could certainly understand the way he felt.
And of course, no story by this author would be complete without a healthy dose of horror. This time it was slightly more subtle, but that’s what I loved about it. It kept me guessing for a bit like “Is that what I think it is?”
This short story is great, full of heartache and horror. Definitely worth a quick read!
That’s A Wrap!
Well that’s it for this short story review. I hope you enjoyed it!
Have you read this story? Are there other short stories you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!
Have a great day!
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