Monday, August 03, 2015

Reader's Diary #1180- Jim Harrington: Just Another Day


A story that begins "Mom's black pants are in the trash again" knows how to hook a reader. How simple, yet mysterious is that again. It's a sad tale, possibly of the beginning stages of Alzheimer's.

It's microfiction, so there's not a lot of development, but there is a sense of the characters and hints of a plot, but mostly it's a large dose of evocative writing in a short dose of words.
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1 comment:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Absolutely, that one word makes all the difference in that very hooky opening sentence. I have been thinking about the power of opening sentences lately, after reading this intriguing one that opens All My Puny Sorrows: "Our house was taken away on the back of a truck one afternoon late in the summer of 1979."