All I can say is WOW! What a great creepy story that is this novelette by Wil Wheaton. As the title of this review suggests, it is a campfire story that grown-ups would tell to scare the hell out of each other. Once I started reading I couldn’t stop. The narrative is compelling and the suspense keeps building until the end. I began to suspect the ending in the last page or so but, was surprised when it finally resolved.
Wil has done a great job of crafting this tale down to the tiniest details. Who knew you could do that sort of world building in a novelette/ short story.
Thank you for helping me live inside Jay’s head and experience the pain and heartfelt emotion being experienced. I even shed a tear.
I would recommend reading this in the daylight.