He loses half his body in a thresher accident, but it’s his dad who can’t deal.
(from Thieves Jargon)
Crazy. For a short short story, the plot and mood really take some interesting, unexpected turns. Although I have no idea what is meant by this lunatic, humorous, oddly melodramatic tale, I appreciated it every step of the way. Very cool. Read it here.
I’m usually a paper-based reader, or “snob,” but I must say I like Thieves Jargon‘s style. They seek out, “stories about drifters and hustlers and dreamers,” at least according to their manifesto.