Of Decker and a Goldfinch #amreading

There are novels that seduce at first sight, and get read over a few hours. Others, more severe to approach perhaps, continue to cast disturbing shadows, long after the book is shut. So is The Goldfinch. This is my first encounter with Miss Tarrt, an opportunity offered by a gift at the end of lastContinue reading “Of Decker and a Goldfinch #amreading”

#FiveSentenceFiction: Vindictive

Inspired by the character of Theo Decker in The Goldfinch I saw the cruel rictus on his lips, my friend on his knees, bleeding, the spent cartridges on the dirty concrete floor, and I knew: I would be next. Beyond this place of despair, I saw my mother’s reflection in the mirror, her sweet smile,Continue reading “#FiveSentenceFiction: Vindictive”