Discussion Notes: Handicap
Find this week’s story here: Handicap by Elizabeth Chandler.
Next week’s story: Depth Perception by Laura M. Gibson.
Rated: Adult themes, but does not contain explicit language.
This week Maya, Gerald, Anais, and Rammy discuss Handicap by Elizabeth Chandler. Overall, the hosts found the story confusing and couldn’t decipher the themes. Gerald briefly wondered if the story should be interpreted like abstract art. For her part, Maya made a valiant effort to look at the story through that lens, but still couldn’t find the story’s message. Rammy was relieved to discover he wasn’t alone in his confusion. On the positive side, Gerald and Maya enjoyed the prose’s poetics. On the negative, Anais wondered if perhaps the story had been over edited.
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