Monday, January 18, 2010

On "Send Me Work" by Katherine Karlin (5636 words) ****

A good story puts all the elements together--character, language, setting, plot. But plots--new ones at least--are hard to come by. Sometimes, a story might be an old one, but it becomes fresh because of its singularity in regard to the first three. And that's the case here. Harriet and Izzy, the subjects of this story, come across as people we know quite a bit about by the end--and as people we sort of like. We also get to hang around New York, and we get to listen in on great lines like "The sky was a slate-colored ribbon over the avenue" and "I am big. The pictures got small." There are more, I promise. Read the story here at In Posse Review.

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