Wednesday, November 17, 2010

On "The First Colony Inn" by Jamie Iredell (1340 words) ***

Iredell's short piece sounds like the story an old man might tell you by firelight or in a truck stop over coffee--or in an inn that you wander into one night, the only guest in the lobby, one of eight empty rooms. And that's why I'm taken by this piece, because it's voice seems so genuine, so real. The story itself, like many a told story, is interesting, though nothing I'd go rushing through like an action novel. It's a story to listen to, a curiosity to fill the time, a historical anecdote you might one day want to share yourself. Read the story here at Necessary Fiction.

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