I'm not sure what I think of Seal, by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. A first I thought it was a literary/general fiction type of story, full of metaphor and a young boy's imaginings. Then something happened and now I don't know what to think. It wasn't a bad story, I definitely I liked it. The elements that made it "strange" were introduced at the end, making my perspective on the entire story change. I did like that the ending was unexpected. The characters were interesting and multidimensional. I appreciated the depth given them in such a short piece. I'd actually really like someone to read this story so I can get another perspective. Thoughts?
I have to say, I really like the image that The Walrus paired with this story. I don't know whose decision that was, but they did a good job. Selena Wong's illustration is lovely and flows well with the story.
Short Story Monday is hosted by John at The Book Mine Set.