Saturday, November 29, 2014
Short Story Saturday: Kiss Me Deadly, The Hounds of Ulster
Story: The Hounds of Ulster
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Summary: Bryant and her best friend Sullivan are Irish punk music gods and are well aware of the fact that music can have power over people, but she never realized how it would change both of them and their friendship.
Thoughts: Sometimes when Maggie Stiefvater writes a short story, it feels much more like a conversational anecdote. She's not one for tidy endings or explaining everything - she leaves a lot of room for readers to draw their own conclusions - and such is the case here. In this piece, various kinds of love are at play - romantic, familial, fantastical, and painfully platonic - and in the end, we are left with more questions than answers, namely which kind of love is really the most powerful of all?