Wednesday, 19 September 2012

The Selfish Act by Rosen Trevithick

This is one of Rosen's heart-wrenchingly sad short stories.  Rosen (as shown in her book Seesaw) can write very funny and also full of pain.  This is one of the pain ones.

Mowenna has what seems a happy life but she is far, far too troubled.  One happy day, she can't take no more and we are with her as she tries to deal with it the only way she can.

I hope I never feel like this.  The story really makes you want to hold her and tell her everything will be alright.  You get an insight into the workings of the mind of someone on the edge and it's a very, very scary place.

Despite the pain and sadness, this is a story that needs to be read.

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