Because I Was In Bondage
E. Shaskan Bumas
"One year, I'm not sure which, Easter Sunday was celebrated in the middle of Passover week."
"She thinks we can wind up one stop shy of grace, that we might get into heaven anyway on some sort of affirmative action program for spiritually challenged heathens."
I didn't read this story but judging from the lines above I think it deals with religious in/tolerance.
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That last line is sort of incredible. Really bad.ReplyDelete
You didn't read it because you think it deals with religious intolerance? That's not a viable subject for a story? I'm not sure what you're trying to say here.ReplyDelete
I didn't say "because" I said "but". I didn't finish reading it because it's terrible.ReplyDelete
I think Robbie takes issue with the dullness of the sentences. Notice the passive voice in the first. You could do a good story on that subject, or on any subject, but it would have to be well-written or at least surprising in some basic way.ReplyDelete
Well, yeah. One sees vague writing all over, I think. Thanks for the clarification, though. I came away from your post thinking you didn't read the story because you thought it dealt with religious intolerance and I was curious about that stance.ReplyDelete
On another note, I like the first sentence/last sentence approach. That's an interesting way to quickly get a "feel" for a story.
Yeah, what Mike said. A story needs to get me within the first few paragraphs. If it doesn't I'll quit reading it (even if it's assigned in class). This is why I couldn't get a credential that requires reading fiction.ReplyDelete