Wednesday, February 18, 2009

On "Rocky Point" by Rita Kasperek (2668 words) ***

There's something about estranged sibling stories that often appeals to me. Perhaps it's the idea of closeness and intimacy that has been turned off. It's like a love affair gone bad--it is a love affair gone bad--but without the romance the idea of one-time romance. There's just love, just family. It's nice to see stories where doomed romance, so often the heart of fiction, is not the theme. In this story and sister and her brother go on his first ever vacation, across the border, and discover, well, nothing--except that they will never rekindle the closeness they once had as a family. Read the story here at Big Ugly Review.

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