Wednesday, June 18, 2008

On "Houses" by Merida Gorman (705 words) ***

I don't know what it is about this piece, but I find it mesmerizing. I'm not even sure what it's really about. I mean, on the surface, it's some woman visiting some man in a house out in the country, having some affair. It's some woman obsessing over the house of an actress not so far away, an actress the man tells the woman about. It's some woman that maybe isn't so healthy herself. But we only have seven hundred words, and like many flash pieces, what's not here leaves one a bit befuddled--but fascinated. Read the story here.

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