*This video has many problems: lighting, weird ending, excessive “likes”…apologies.
Dear Reader, For the beginning of this new year, I have decided to try something new. I will be creating short story video reviews in addition to my regular reviews on my website. In December 2016, I began keeping a record of the short stories I read and my affection for the genre has grown and grown ever since. I think short stories are the best kind of reading to recommend, because they are a […]
story: “Inventory” author: Carmen Maria Machado year: 2017 where: taxi to work note: There are elements of Find Me by Laura van den Berg in this short story. I can’t say this is my favorite work by Machado, but I am intriguing with the idea of playing with background and foreground in fiction. a line: “One man. Gray eyes again. I hadn’t seen him in so many years.” theme(s): Virus outbreak, human contact, survival, globalization