Nov 15, 2011

Leftover Shorts by Amy Neftzger

This is a collection of three short stories, so I am going to review each one seperately.

The Marshmallow War
This one is actually my favourite one of the three. It's about a Marshmallow company and a group of older workers in it. The workers decide to turn the company back to the way it used to be, no new employers sucking up the bosses, no more bosses that don't hear a word you say, no more trying to make the more fluffy marshmallow ever. To acomplise that they form a gang and they attack some employs with...marshmallow guns! It's a really funny story, that also proves what people can do when they try really hard.

Peripheral Witches
This is the story of a young mother and her little dayghter on their way back home from school. Miriam, the mother, tries to explain to her daughter that there are no real witches all the while starting to see them herself. This story is about the games your mind can play, the fears it creates that seems so real even if it's all in your head.

Parson's song
This was my least favourite. It's about a young man at the day of his execution. The stroy describes his whole life from the time he was born in a very superstitious town, until the time he was sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit. Although some parts of his story are really nice, in the whole I didn't like it that much. Propably cause of the ending.


  1. Overall, how many stars would you give this read?

  2. It's a 3/5 stars book.