Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Day Sixty-Six: "Hi! Howya Doin!" by Joyce Carol Oates


A jogger encounters other joggers on a morning run near a university and mentally sizes up several people, their desires, their disappointments, their annoyances, and all of it centered around the intrusion of someone speaking a greeting as silly as "Hi! Howya Doin!"

This story was told in stream of consciousness style and there were no periods to separate thoughts which made the story fly by and made the ending, where the jogger shoots an oncoming jogger in the face, both abrupt and fitting.

What an interesting read!

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