Short Story #234: What a Thought by Shirley Jackson
Title: What a Thought
Author: Shirley Jackson
ReflectionThis has much of the same bite of Jackson's famous short story, The Lottery, but a different execution (pun intended). Here, we're told right away of the final demise and just like in The Lottery, we are hard pressed to believe it could happen, but slowly but surely, Margaret realizes it is inevitable. What's curious is the why of it. Does the violence represent some larger disdain that she has for her husband or some injustice that he has done or is this a rage again men in general or just a rage against the world?
Short Story #334 out of 365
Rating: 4 (out of 5 stars)
Date Read: 7/26/2014
Source: The short story can be found at this website.
For a full listing of all the short stories in this series, check out the category 365 Short Stories a year.
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