Review : Ponies
Where to read it?
On Tor’s website : http://www.tor.com/stories/2010/11/ponies
What it’s about :
My Thoughts :
This will be a really short review: in fact, if I’m writing this, it’s only because I wanted to share this awesome short story with you all.
I’m hoping the “fantasy” and “horror” tags won’t stand in your way, although it is a bit of a disturbing story.
Still, I can think of few stories that impacted me as much as Ponies did. It’s heartbreaking, and it’s been on my mind ever since I read it this week.
I’ve never been a fan of short stories, but sometimes I come across one like this that makes me appreciate them again. Even though it’s really short (maybe 2, 3 pages?), it packs a punch. The author did an amazing job to write such a fantastic story, so true to life, and in so few words. A powerful look into the workings of peer pressure, but also about the loss of imagination that comes with growing up. It made me incredibly sad, but powerful stories like Ponies remind me why I love reading so much.