Wednesday, March 2, 2011

On "Fracture" by Bryan Walpert (3055 words) ***

We build our stories around little things. When we build the stories well, the little things relate to the big things, and everything makes a nice whole. This story here is about the hand--or more precisely the fingers, and even more specifically the thumb. Walpert manages to use finger nicknames to full effect while also telling us much about the human hand--and about this particular couple and an unfortunate incident with their baby. Read the story here at Fiction Weekly.

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