Thursday, June 2, 2016

Tor Free Shorts Challenge

I don't know if there is a Tor Free Shorts Challenge, but I'm all up for dominating this fun collection of imaginative stories.  Tor Shorts have some of the most simple, but elaborate story lines spanning into a small amount of pages. I'm embarking on my journey to conquer these beautiful stories.The best thing is that these stories are free! FREE! Something so awesome being free is just an absolute treasure trove. These stories are short and can usually be read within 5-30 minutes and that's such an awesome thing!  If you are interested in taking on the Tor collection, let me know!

So far I've read these stories:
    Bridge of Snow by Marie Rutkoski- 5 stars because this story is set in the Winner's Curse world with an excellent fairy tale story.
    The Witch of Duva by Leigh Bardugo- 5 stars because I love Bardugo and this story was A+.
    Red as Blood and White as Bone by Theodora Glass- 4.5 stars because the story's transitions were beautifully done, but I wanted more. 
    Ponies by Kij Johnson- 4 stars because it was super creepy.
    Among the Thorns by Veronica Schanoes- 3 stars because it was sick and creepy, but I wanted more.

I also just read these Tor Short recently and had to post about it!

27242745The Log Goblin by Brian Staveley

3 stars

The link for this Tor Short popped up on an FB group I'm in and I had some time to kill waiting around at the DMV. I definitely really enjoyed the story. It was incredibly short and I think that may have hindered my overall enjoyment for this tale.

The Log Goblin follows a man who lives in the woods and is building a wood pile. He keeps noticing his wood supplies is dwindling and catches the thief, a goblin. It's a brief look into life after death and the importance of what living and being dead is. I did enjoy the symbolism, but it also felt shoved in my face blatantly and there was no room for speculation or imagination.

Whimsical Writing Scale: 3

Plotastic Scale: 3

Cover Thoughts: I'm a huge fan of the cover and I think it's so brilliantly illustrated.
I hope to read a lot more Tor Shorts this summer. I plan on posting monthly Tor Short wrap-ups or weekly ones depending on how many I read. I hope you decide to read these awesome fantasy stories.
Are you a fan of Tor Shorts? What are some of your favorites? Let me know down below in the comments!


  1. Wow it's been so long since I've talked to yoU! I am so glad you are still blogging and that you have revamped your blog it's so pretty!!!
    *U* I hope you are doing alright? I've been more present on goodreads and slowly getting back into reading although blogging is still in questioning… I really enjoyed reading your reviews! The Log Goblin seems very interesting something short and sweet is always good. :)

    1. It's so good to see you stop by my blog, Delaney! I missed seeing you around! Thank you so much; I'm glad that you like the look.:) Thanks so much:D I really enjoy the shorts and I think they are definitely worth reading.