short horror story openings analysing 4 short horror story openings
The Literary.: Short Story Openings
In contrast to so many of the short story openings, this one starts with resolution, not problem. The problem of sex is solved. Well, not solved, but solved to his mind. For a man of his age. And what is the problem of sex exactly anyway. Deviously simple and yet we are caught. And, in his age, Coetzee has David Lurie leaning-still upright--but leaning and about to fall, and we begin to brace to think about it.