Friday, April 12, 2013

On "A Good Guy" by Haley (969 words) ***

A while ago I had thought about writing a story in parts that used the same lines of dialogue but in vary different settings and with very different meanings. I never have gotten around to writing such a story; it would be challenging and potentially clumsy. Haley's story doesn't quite do that either, but what she does well here is use a set of refrains or thoughts from two different perspectives. The situation isn't all that unique, but I like how the repetition of the language lends the story a kind of obsessiveness that would not be uncommon in such a setting. Read the story here at Everyday Fiction.

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