A Red Riding Hood retelling that puts the grim back into fairytales.
Poor Red, she’s more than the wolf to worry about as she is tortured and subjected to multiple horrors as she tries to escape the relentless Huntsman.
Combining multiple fairytales into one nightmare ride, as if Eli Roth directed a children’s storybook, this short story starts strong and doesn’t let up til the final word.
I’ve read and watched many variations of Little Red Riding Hood, and it was refreshing to read a take that presents several aspects of the well known stories in a realistic, almost serial killer or procedural show format. Think Criminal Minds, fairyland division.
This short story would have got five stars from me if it were not for one element of the story, but I won’t name it in case of spoilers.
This story is number 5 in the author’s Creepy Little Bedtime series, and I’ve now read all of the stories released so far. I’ve enjoyed them all, and Fairytale Ending is at the top with the best of them.
I award Fairytale Ending…
Fairytale Ending is available for $3.90 ebook and $5.99 print book on Amazon.