Thursday, May 31, 2012

On "When I Was a Fish" by xTx (317 words) ****

Want a lawyer to take care of you after a death in the family? xTx describes one way to go about it. The story here is a leap of the imagination, twice over. It's the imagined answer to an unanswered message, and as we get deeper into the possibilities, the imagined becomes more real than the real. The story transitions from one to another, even in the tenses used--from present to imagined future and back to present (in that imagined future). And what of the music of language here--teeth barricading a tongue. Fantastic stuff here at Ramshackle Review.

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