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Monday, March 13, 2017

Reader's Diary #1458- April White: Luck and the Long Dark


In the lead-up to "Luck and the Long Dark," April White writes that this was an award-winning entry in a short story contest to write in the style of Jack London, Robert Service, and Pierre Berton. Certainly Jack London's style comes through loud and clear and it is no wonder that she won.

Following the introspective male fighting to survive in a brutal north winter trope, is perhaps predictable, but the truly inspirational touch was to turn the story into an epistolary tale that, through the use of letters, also allows a female voice to shine through.


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