Published in the collection, Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
Sometimes you read a story that impacts you with the same intensity of a novel. This is one of those stories. I’m still floored, just sitting her thinking about it.
Alan is an scientist in South America studying ways to decrease the productivity of parasitic caneflies. Meanwhile, his wife in Ann Arbor is writing with increasingly disturbing news about a Sons of Adam cult and a spreading violence against women.
“The Screwfly Solution” is incredibly unsettling and absolutely brilliant. One of the best stories I’ve read in a long time and I’m considering retreading it right now, even though I should really go to bed.
Favorite Line(s): N/A, I’m having a hard time picking just one when I pretty much adore this entire story from beginning to end.
What short stories have you read and loved lately? I would love some recommendations.