Friday, January 17, 2014

On "Thumb Jello" by William J. Fedigan (884 words) ***

Days on a psych ward--not to mention a prison or many a job--trend toward a certain sameness punctuated by terror or emergency or just utter strangeness. Fedigan captures that with this short piece by using repetitive language and incidents (a man with a thumb he bites and then gets locked up for each day), but he builds toward a climax in which things are not quite what one might suppose. Read the story here at This Zine Will Change Your Life.

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