Saturday, June 26, 2010

On "The Good Subject" by Karen Ashburner (264 words) ***

Short shorts are sometimes just nice descriptions or interesting ideas. But sometimes, those ideas take on a meaning that probably couldn't be conveyed with the same efficiency or effectiveness in a longer piece. Such is the case with Ashburner's "The Good Subject," which is about a regular person. Sure, lots of stories are about regular people, but the point here is that the story isn't the point, that there is no story. Read the story. Here. At Opium.

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