‘James wakes up with no recollection of how he ended up in a culvert full of corpses’.
That’s the premise behind Craig McGray’s short story ‘This Little Piggy,' which is available from Amazon.’
It’s very difficult to write a meaningful review of this story without giving away the plot. However, it’s safe to say this is one of the best short horror stories I’ve read.
Violent horror is difficult enough in a novel, when the writer can take his time explaining the background and putting the gore in context. In a short, it is very, very difficult to provide this context and stop violence seeming gratuitous. That McGray can manage all this in just a handful of pages is some achievement.
From the hook at the beginning to the thought-provoking end, this is a lesson in how to writer short horror. I don’t often write five star reviews, but I’ve no hesitation here.