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The Widow's Breakfast

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This short story was originally published in Joe Hill's collection 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS.
Published February 3rd 2009 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published October 16th 2007)
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Andrew Lennon
I didn't rea get this one. I don't under why it was in the collection. It wasn't scary, if anything it was a bit depressing.
Sorry, dont have much to say about it. Didn't enjoynit.

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Jonathan Echevarria
The Widow's Breakfast is a short story about loss, acceptance, and the act of giving. The main protagonist named Killian has it really rough, especially trying to avoid abusive law enforcers who like to murder homeless people. Eventually his luck turns out for the better when he encounters a very generous widow. This woman has a soft for the homeless, so she helps Killian on his way to where he needs to go.

This story isn't anything spectacular or amazing, it's basically more or less it's sum pa
Maggie Leroy
Scarey? Horror? Terrifying? Not to me. Just a lovely gothic story.
Dione Basseri
There's a certain romance in old stories of riding the rails but the realities were often far more troubling. A young widow gives advice to a drifter, along with unceasing generosity and a little chill.

I expected this to end with a ghost story twist, but was rather pleased with the down-to-Earth, yet still unnerving ending. But, as with all of the short stories in this collection, it's not worth the $0.99 individually, and I advise you to just buy the entire collection.
Sean Brennan
Did not get the punch line, at all! Also has the fewest rating of his short story kindle collection and that really does say it all! Avoid this one!
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Joseph Hillstrom King (born 1972) is an American writer of fiction, writing under the pen name of Joe Hill.

Hill is the the second child of authors Stephen King and Tabitha King. His younger brother Owen King is also a writer. He has three children.

Hill's first book, the limited edition collection 20th Century Ghosts published in 2005 by PS Publishing, showcases fourteen of his short stories and wo
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