Short Story Sunday: Last Words of the Mynah Bird, Gina Ochsner
The Last Words of the Mynah Bird, Gina Ochsner
This tale of a quarrelsome couple who secures a mynah bird in the hopes it will save their marriage opens up in the same fashion as Poe’s “The Black Cat”—giving what might have been a typical first-person story opening an irresistible mystique. At times, this fun little read is comically shocking, but its commentary on the ups and downs of communication, the impact of our language on one another and the nature of love leaves a serious impression. It can be found in her collection People I Wanted to Be here: http://a.co/06f5j8C
Posted on January 21, 2018, in Short Stories and tagged Gina Ochsner short stories, interesting uses of the unreliable narrator, mynah birds, short stories in People I Wanted to Be, stories about birds, stories about broken marriages. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.