Book Review: Forgotten Ones: Drabbles of Myth and Legend
Review also posted on Goodreads
Published by: Eerie River Publishing
A Drabble is a type of flash fiction that is exactly 100 words, not including the title. As you can imagine, presenting a complete, well written story in such a short piece is a challenge. Since reading this collection, I have been inspired to try my hand at writing a few drabbles myself and it is not easy.
This is the first collection of drabbles I have ever read. The vast
majority are perfectly unsettling and thought provoking. The stories are all based on myths and legends. There are a number from different cultures that fell a bit flat with me because I wasn't familiar with the references, but there were more than enough in this collection that worked for me. Anyone with even a passing knowledge of mythology can find something in here to enjoy.
I will say that a collection of drabbles is hard to
read straight through, but it is excellent for casual reading on the go or when
you just want a little chill added to your day.