Saturday, May 3, 2014

Short Story Saturday: Foretold, Fate

Welcome to Short Story Saturday! Each week, I'll talk about a different story from the collection I'm working my way through and offer up some thoughts. I'm currently reading Foretold: 14 Stories of Prophecy and Prediction.

Story: Fate
Author: Simone Elkeles
Summary: Carson has nothing in common with his neighbor Willow, but that doesn't stop an unlikely friendship from blossoming.
Thoughts: In this short story with dual narrators, readers see how quiet Carson would love nothing more than for plucky Willow to leave him alone, but a friendship, then a crush springs up in each of them. While the connection to the anthology's stated themes of prophecy and prediction wasn't as obvious as it was in other stories in this book, this was a tale about a young man afraid of being doomed to follow his father's footsteps and how he learns that he has the power to choose. This story was short and sweet.

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