Friday, July 27, 2012

Day Two Hundred-Nine: "The Card" by James Ross


A young boy thinks back to getting a card from his absent father and how the card, for a 10 year old boy, was sorely lacking in that it warned the boy to watch his back because no one else will. This very short piece interestingly brings that idea to play as the reader sees what the narrator has gotten involved in and how that simple statement from a missing father to his son has shaped the adult life, the decisions he makes both consciously and subconsciously.

This was a well written story with beautiful lines that sum of the story such as:

"I have this theory that, to use the world is a flat thing we stand on, but to birds, it is a cliff they cling to, a huge ball and they cling to the side and then fall off and fly and glide."

Nice job by an author unknown to me. A link to the story online can be found here:

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