Friday, December 3, 2010

Recommended Reading: Peter Orner's "Lincoln" @ Conjunctions: A Web Forum of Innovative Writing

Sheila and I would drive up and down Sheridan Boulevard and look at those houses. Once she pointed to one of them and said, in all seriousness, "Who would we be if we lived there?" 

Appearing in Conjunctions, Peter Orner's "Lincoln" captures a somber sense of loss with a final, rising epiphany. The description of Lincoln, Nebraska, and a sprawling, overwhelming highway system contribute to the piece's dominant, unified impression of grappling with some past, dashed opportunity.

The piece, two paragraphs, immediately establishes a powerful, trustworthy voice with poignant prose.

Check it out.

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