The Maiden Thief

The Maiden Thief: A Tor.Com Original - Melissa Marr


"The Maiden Thief" by Melissa Marr is a dark fantasy novelette about a teenager whose town is plagued by the annual disappearances of girls and young women. Her father blames her when one of her sisters is one of the taken.

This is a nicely written short story, a retelling of a famous folk tale,

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. Although at times I was annoyed at the female protagonist, she redeemed herself in the end.
A 'horror' novella that I would recommend to fans of retelling stories.


P.S: You can read the story online (thanks The Mental Hoard of Bettie's Books for providing the link).