Anthology Review: Mirror’s Keeper (Chilling Horror Short Stories)

Title: Mirror’s Keeper (Chilling Horror Short Stories)

Author: Michael Bondies

Genre: Short Story, Horror, Fantasy

Pages:  5 (31-35)


Mirror’s Keeper is a simple story told from the perspective of a young woman about her encounter with the town’s old “witch”. It’s a very brief short story that doesn’t waste time with a whole lot of details. Bondies does a wonderful job giving readers enough information to capture the reader’s attention without bogging them down with too much information. There’s just enough to paint a simple, and sometimes very gruesome, picture and to keep the story going. The pacing in the story is perfect; there’s a steady beginning that steadily brings the reader’s to the action before finishing in a rush, very much like a rollercoaster.


I don’t have much to say about this story. Mirror’s Keeper was interesting with a concept that I wasn’t completely unacquainted with, but an ending that caught me a bit off guard. I would definitely suggest this story to anyone, I think most people would enjoy Mirror’s Keeper. It is a bit open ended though, so if you don’t like those kind of stories then you should skip this one. Other than that, I highly enjoyed Bondies’s short story and his writing style, and I want to read more of his work. While this story wasn’t scare-your-socks-off scary, it was a little chilling especially with the open ending.


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