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Once again, Belle Boggs gives us a great example of what a solid short story looks like. What I loved most about this was the ending. Or, really, how she didn’t end it. We’ve discussed, in class, how we need to not give the reader exactly what they’re reading. Don’t tell them exactly what’s going on, rather show them and let them get there themselves. It’s more powerful if you can make a point without explicitly telling the reader what your point is. And I feel like the idea seems so simple but I struggle with it nearly every time I sit down to write, so I definitely appreciate the chance to see it well executed. And I’m curious how long it took her to be able to do an ending so well.

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