It’s time for another Tor.com short story review. This meme was created by Zuky @ BookBum and you should definitely go give her a follow after reading this!! This meme just involves reading a short story from Tor.com and posting a review on it. If you are interested in joining in on this meme and are wanting to know more about it click here to go to Zukys announcement post. Now on to this weeks short story review.
This weeks Tor.com short story was A Pest Most Fiendish by Caighlan Smith
Miss Pippa Kipling and her automaton companion, the Porter, exterminate pests of the supernatural variety. What should be a typical job in your average haunted cavern soon derails in an inconveniently undead fashion. Even with the aid of her gadget collection and the Porter’s prowess, this task may prove fatal for Miss Kipling—or worse, rip her petticoat.
This was by far my favorite short story out of the three that we have read so far. I was able to guess at one of the twists but I didn’t see that last one coming. I like how this one had some comedy thrown in as well, I think that’s what made me like it so much more than the others.