A guy with issues picks up a sailor.
(from American Short Fiction, Vol. 10, issue 36)
A fine story, but i can’t help but feel I missed something. Like, there were clues about our narrator’s dark past but I couldn’t put it all together. All the pieces might have been there, but the guy’s secret remained unsatisfyingly obscure. The author’s intention? The author’s fault?
My fault? Maybe. I read this story only a few pages at a time over the course of several days. If I’d read it in one session, I might’ve put all the pieces together.