Worth Reading: “The Collectors,” by Matt Bell

Haunting story, lovely prose. And you can download it in PDF form for free, here: http://www.mdbell.com/collectors/
I read the whole thing in one go, and what I found myself dwelling on was the images (of orange peels, a downed chandelier, and tunnels within junk, to name a few). The character development here all happens through an external lens, but the junk in the house is described with very close focus, so the images accumulate as the story progresses and are ultimately what resonate long after.


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