Saturday, April 28, 2012

Day One Hundred Nineteen: "Excerpt from Echolation" by Myfawny Collins


Two women find themselves in a situation where they are responsible for their aunt's affairs after she passes, a situation that means they will have to deal with a swarm of cats that the aunt left behind. The solution: shoot the cats. This story tracks the two women's decision making processes as they come to terms with this choice. Ultimately, this story is mostly a metaphor for the idea of moving on after a loss. Sometimes it is best to simply take aim and fire. Otherwise, cowardice sets in and in the face of death, that's the last thing anyone wants to have on their backs. Written well, this story appears to be an excerpt of a larger piece and I'd definitely read more to see what other dilemmas these two women will face. Nice work.

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