Friday, February 5, 2010

On "The Trials" by Jedediah Berry (897 words) ****

Here's a story that working on all cylinders. Berry takes an obsessiveness with the Salem witch trials, two twins, model airplanes, and bullying and puts them all together, stacking them one on top of the other, circling back to each until the job is complete. Trials become a kind of motif working throughout the piece, until that final line when . . . I'm not saying. Go read it here at Fictionaut.

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