Monday, June 14, 2021

Reader's Diary #2210 - Sherrie Flick: Woodpeckers Peck to Establish Territory in the Spring

 Sherrie Flick's short story "Woodpeckers Peck to Establish Territory in the Spring" sees a woman walking through a woods familiar to her to from her childhood. She thinks back on when the woods used to scare her and eventually we see that perhaps the fears weren't unwarranted, but the danger isn't the supernatural sort of childhood imagination but sadly one that is all too real.

In addition to the thoughtful story and theme, Flick's story is rich in imagery.

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