Short Story Saturday: The First Fall by Seanan McGuire

Series: InCryptid #0.7
Author: Seanan McGuire
Released: June 11th, 2013
Received: Patreon
Warnings: Child death

4 kitties

The First Fall, written by Seanan McGuire, is number 0.07 in the InCryptid series. We’re still following Fran and Johnny Healy, whom I’ll admit I’ve become very fond of. I know that’s probably not the smartest decision on my part, given that their story is set in the past. But the heart wants what the heart wants.

It also makes this story all the more painful. This is not an easy read, nor is it a light one. In fact, I’ll be straight with you here – this short story had me crying. It’s borderline too much at times, so readers should consider themselves warned.

This is the story of how Fran and Johnny Healy had to bury their baby boy – who was only a few years old at the time. It will gut readers, though I’m sure our pain would only pale in comparison to what the parents would be feeling, were they not creatures of fiction.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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