Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Brisé, by Mehitobel Wilson

Apex Magazine, August 2015;  5,300 words
Rating: NR, no significant speculative element

A former ballerina tries to dance in a home studio her husband built for her.

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

This is a great story. The frisson when we realize the narrator is unreliable. The pain we feel for the poor husband who, despite his mistakes, loved his little ballerina.

The other selfs she sees appear to be things she imagines. There's nothing supernatural involved at all.

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