Monday, March 01, 2021

Redaer's Diary #2172 - Stephen Koster: The Day We Were Fish

Stephen Koster's "The Day We Were Fish" is a quirky enough short story, somewhat in the vein of Kafka's Metapmorphosis

Instead of the narrator turning into a giant insect, however, his co-workers turn into shrimp. It's never explained exactly why and I don't know if it's meant to just be a guy dealing with the tedium of office work by imagining this or if it's supposed to be a metaphor. It's bizarrely amusing that he doesn't seem at all scared or curious as to why it happened but instead just describes the scene. That's where the story fell apart a bit for me; I wasn't clear about a lot what was going, didn't find it particularly described well. 

Funny, weird, and short enough though that additional reads might help clear it up. 

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