Tuesday, June 11, 2013

On "True Colors" by Michelle D. Argyle **

This collection of stories, poems, and general prose sparkles at times with language I wish I were capable of. At other times, lines and material seems fairly pat (stock situations we expect: sick moms, broken couples). Still other material seems the result of writing exercises that don't, for me, quite pan out. Still, the book in general serves as a good introduction to Argyle's work.

My favorite piece in the work is a story called "The Threshold," which recounts how one man sets out to steal his friend's girlfriend. The metaphors in this story are very obvious, but they're masterfully done.

The entire collection is available at Michelle D. Argyle's site here.

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