SHARE: We were Goblins – DSF
I love the premise of this story. It feels like one of those classic boy’s life, first-person narrative stories that I read to excess when I was young, but with the obvious twist in being from the point of view of goblins in a fantasy world, rather than boys growing up in rural Iowa.
I have to admit though, the title and first line had me expecting for them to actually turn out to be human boys in the end. The first sentence “We were goblins that summer,” implies it was a temporary condition. I’m guessing the author was going for the idea that these young gobs were true to their stereotypical nature that summer, but it’s not very obvious. Also, I feel like the narrative voice should be different, if this character is truly a goblin and not a boy from Iowa.
Regardless, it’s a fun read and I urge you to check out the full text.