Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Day One Hundred Eighty-Four: "The Non-Opening Window" by Simon Barker


A man shows up for a date with a woman he met through a match-making site only to realize that she thinks her dead husband has returned to her in the form of their family dog, "Monty". The man is warned by the woman's daughter about this strange fixation that her mother has and the reader even sees the mom doting on this dog in an unusual way. Yet, by story's end when the man bails out of the window of one of the bedrooms, whether his concern is legitimate or rather a fear placed there intentionally by the woman's daughter.

I thought this was a very clever story that could warrant another reading for sure. It was heavy in dialogue and it kept me intrigued from start to finish. Well done.

A link to the story online is here:

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