Monday, July 22, 2013


 I don't usually write personal blogs, but wanted to share this with you because of its originality. I just finished reading the August issue of Good Housekeeping. I always enjoy their short stories, but the one in this issue was definitely an original. It apparently is an excerpt from a book. First, the genre was different--what can only be described as a contemporary fairy tale. The content was fairy tale, but the language contemporary. What you notice about it next, but right away, is that although it is all dialogue or internal dialogue, there are no quotation marks around any of the speeches--but it works. And then you discover that the basic problem that the characters face and deal with is the potential for incest. Very well done and certainly memorable.

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