Sunday, September 20, 2009

On "Heart Mechanics" by Molly Jones (840 words) ***

I'm not sure what this strange little piece is. There's no rising conflict, no climax, no real resolution. But there is an idea, and an odd one at that. The idea was enough to sustain my interest, enough for me to go back and reread this, try to figure out what exactly is going on. Why a mother would do this to her child, I'm not sure. Having a wind-up heart, though, certainly sounds like a recipe for trouble--or maybe salvation. Read the story here at Thieves' Jargon.

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