Thursday, 26 December 2013

Short Story: Wings by Stuart Evers

I received a copy of Wings from Netgalley.

Wings is a short story about Maria's struggle with grief over the death of her sister. Though it is never actually revealed how Gwen died, it is clear from the beginning that she did.

Because of a promise made to Gwen shortly before her death, Maria decides to get a tattoo of some wings on her 40th birthday. This is the centre of her story, and it is the effect that the tattooed wings have on Maria that seem to be the crux of the story.

To me, it seemed that Maria was basically spacing out, and ultimately was depressed, hence her husband, Tom's, reaction to the tattoo, but also because she doesn't seem to really be paying all that much attention to herself.

I don't really have much more to say about Wings, making this probably my shortest ever review, but ultimately it looks into how people deal with grief, and the effects that it has on their life in general. Though I did find the story a bit confusing at times.