Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Day One Hundred Ninety-Three: "A Disturbance in the Herd Affects the Flock" by Matthew Jakubowski


Love in any form. This story was beyond bizarre. A man, in order to hunt, divides into may smaller men. His wife changes into fire to warm their home and cook their foods. The symbolism in this piece was obvious and yet it didn't detract from the story in my opinion. If anything, the characters seemed real. Their situation, the struggle to survive in a world where they are different, is very real and easy for readers to relate to.

I'm not sure still how I "feel" about this approach to a common theme in literature but, I won't soon forget this one. A link to the story online is here:

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