“She wrote to him fairly regularly, from a paradise of triple exclamation points and inaccurate observations.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
So I have a confession. I used to hate short stories, not for any rational logical reason mind, I just didn’t like them. In my head I guess I thought they weren’t worth reading, they just weren’t worth my time, and couldn’t be possibly as good as a ‘real book’. I have recently seen the error of my ways.
Those of you that know me might know I have been going to a creative writing class, and this is what changed my mind. Short stories require a little more effort, you’ve to concentrate from the get go cause they are so jam packed with hints there really are no wasted words. Someone once said “please forgive this long and drawn out letter, I did not have time to write you a short one.” I think that explains what I’m getting at, there’s nothing left in a short story that isn’t necessary (well written ones anyway!) So with that in mind, on to the review.