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13 May, 2011

Michael Fauver, "Fancier"

"Fancier" is a short story that has two old--they seem old but we don't really know--theater owners in a small desolate town. Both theaters have closed and developers want to buy only one of them. One professes his love for the other and both are flummoxed by their feelings as well as the demise of their town.

I like the structure of the story. It is a present tense story and begins with a statement, then some backstory and then it returns to the present moment and finishes with the ending.

Favorite 2 lines: "After my theater closed, I made a point to breed Weimaraners with my wife. After his theater closed, he made a point to fall in love with me."

LINKS:
Michael Fauver's web page and blog
advice from Fauver