Wednesday, January 29, 2014

On "On the Weekends Sometimes" by Ben Greenman (2926 words) ****

Professional. That's how I'd describe the writing here. A really great writer can catch you with a first line and pull you on one sentence at a time and make it seem so easy that you're left stunned, not understanding how those ten or twenty or thirty minutes passed so quickly. Greenman's tale is about Boyd, a man in love with the wife of a sort-of friend of his, a man unwilling to take action for the obvious reasons. Instead, he wiles away his days with a pretend girlfriend, all the while he and the wife flirt around the obvious attraction, hoping to avoid what seems inevitable. Read the story here at Fifty-two Stories.

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