Sunday, June 21, 2009

On "The Shorty" by Zachary T. Vickers (7990 words) ****

This is a long one, but it kept me reading. I liked the voice. Vickers, here, is able to channel the world of a short man who wants--well, basically--a normal life. Sure, there's the part about him wanting to high jump, but that's more a comment on something he can't even try to do. There is also the desire to own a house, the desire for a decent job, and most important the desire for respect. Does he get it? I don't know. But maybe that doesn't matter. Maybe what Vickers is hinting at here is that respect starts off in one's own mind. Read it here at TPQ Online.

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