Sunday, April 1, 2012

On "Layers" by Kristy Webster (644 words) ***

Webster's story starts off with a bizarre premise that it wouldn't seem could possibly work. A number of shorter stories do such--catching our attention, exploring a goofy idea, and then dismissing it. Webster manages something a little different here, however, by extending the idea into a kind of metaphor.

In "Layers," Eldon is a man many times rejected who settles finally for an onion. That's right: an onion. Webster's description of the onion are what make this actually seem as sad as the situation is, and her conclusion hints at something special. Read the story here at A Fly in Amber.

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