Monday, March 2, 2009

On "This Is Your Accident" by Elizabeth Farren (2806 words) ***

"This Is Your Accident" might as well be "This Is Your Mistake." Everything in this story revolves around mistakes--a woman who dates a jerk, a woman who comes to visit her friend (invited mainly to get that friend's mind off the jerk), a jerk who insists on having everything his way, a liar (or perhaps two or three liars), and a night on the town that turns into a mess. This is a pile-up of accidents, of bad vibes, and of trouble. In the end, perhaps, revenge is reaped. What do I like? The unapologizing characters, especially the Italian. These are people you don't want to know. Read the story here at Prick of the Spindle.

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