Friday, April 20, 2012
Day One Hundred Eleven: "Something Went with Daddy" by Larry L. King
Clinging. A man observes his mother on the verge of seeming insanity following the death of his father. He witnesses her mental and emotional state unraveling while at the same time trying to keep peace in his home, a place where his wife and his mother do not see eye to eye. Interestingly, this story on the surface seems very straightforward and simple but it has a serious dark side-a father with some sort of mental illness maybe? or simply a father who truly can't swim and loses his life because of it? The reader is left to sort this out but with tons of dialogue rich in southern dialect and spice, this story is one that keeps the reader wanting to know what really happened, what it is that went away with daddy.