Monday, September 13, 2021

Reader's Diary #2235 - Cené Hale: Frito Pie

There's a bit in Cené Hale's flash fiction "Frito Pie" when a guy orders a coke and when asked what kind, he responds Dr. Pepper. It threw me off for a second until I remember that in some parts of the U.S. they used "coke" as a generic term for what is more commonly referred to as "pop" in Canada or "soda" in the rest of the U.S.. I don't think Hale should of avoided such regionalism, it made the story more authentic.

Unfortunately, the story went no where and ended abruptly. It's a shame given the strong setting and defined characters.

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