Title: Come to Me
Author: Heather Clitheroe
In: Evolve (Nancy Kilpatrick)
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Mythology, Vampires
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: Those days, she was glad to leave tiny Vauxhall – the short main street with the farm supply store at one end and the fire station at the other, the flat horizon that stretched out and away until it met the sky.
A voice keeps on telling her to go to the forest and never return. Will she obey the strange compulsion?
I’ve heard of the suicide forests in Japan. I’ve also read a lot about the kitsune. So a vampirific story that combines both of them? Well, that’s right up my alley. Especially when written with the dreamy, wafty style of this short story.
There is a constant quiet voice throughout this story that eggs on the unhappy lead. She is lost in her world and too stubborn to make a change. So someone else decides to make the change for her… in an incredibly negative way.
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