It is time for another short fiction review already. I did not think that I would finish another one so quickly but I did so here goes. I went and turned back to that old standby, the vampire, for this short story and so I opened “Fury: A vampire’s thoughts about the Vampire Queen” by Dorothy Darrow.
This is a difficult story to review. Let me start by saying that Darrow has written a series of “Fury” short stories about a single vampire’s quest to destroy the Vampire Queen. The stories are companion pieces to Darrow’s “Vampire Queen” series of books of which one has been released.
To summarize this story, it is two pages of thoughts about how much the vampire hates and wants to kill the Vampire Queen. That is it. Two simple pages of angst is all there is to this story.
I really cannot say that I like the story or have any particular interest in reading more from the author as there really is nothing to the story. A couple hundred words is all that this chapbook consists of and it means nothing if the reader is not familiar with the story. I am not familiar with Darrow’s work, so this story meant nothing to me. If you have read her first book and enjoyed it, then check out this little book for a minute’s diversion. If not, just skip it and come back to it if you read her novel.