Friday, March 8, 2013


Review of Prudence & The Indelibly Edible Holiday Gift
4 stars

A normal, homely, extended family gathering over Christmas: plenty of food and lots of leftovers; gift giving, handing out the goodies under the tree (rather a lot of technological gifts this year-game stations and laptops, Ipods and more), and just as all are ready to leave to relax their overstuffed selves at home: lo and behold, each one gets one more gift, condiments in jars. When they get home and open the jars to eat the preserved foods, all is not so well, though. I think this will probably be the last Christmas tide that the extended family gathers at Aunt Sally’s.

Subtle, almost tongue-in-cheek horror suffuses this short story.

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