Discussion Notes: La Cuesta Encantada
Find this weeks story here: La Cuesta Encantada by Colette Sartore
Next weeks story is What Splits Us by Mark Farrington.
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This week’s discussion of Colette Sartor’s La Cuesta Encantada divided the four hosts along gender lines. Maya and Anais loved the story, while Rammy didn’t find it emotionally appealing. Meanwhile, Gerald outright disliked it. Maya questions whether the women-focused theme turns off male readers, and loved the portrayal of older female friendships. Anais found the prose to be masterful and was moved to tears. Rammy thought the story was fine, but a bit long. No surprise there! Gerald agreed that the story could have been enriched by focusing on the main relationship and developing the male characters. When it came time to rate the story, Gerald and Anais debated the merits of writing a story to appeal to both men and women. The discussion gets very heated! Tune in to listen to the hosts really tear into this week’s short fiction.
Also, don’t forget to rate the story! For the history of our goofy system, see Anais’ post “Read Short Stories or Ray Bradbury Cries.” On a scale of 1-6 Bradberries, how do you this story? Tell us in the comments below or via voicemail.
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