A Chain of Tiny Disasters

A Story

by Rebecca McKanna

A story that stays with you. The forlorn quality of McKanna's lucid prose, bordering on exhaustion but rescuing itself with precise little bursts of energy, left me wanting to read more of her work. This story is edgy without the emotionally bleached out tone of much of today's younger, cooler writers. And the complex relationship between the two sisters is a very moving blend of devotion, rivalry, resentment, and that unsolicited and barbed insight that marks our closest, most constant connections.

This was so real and believable, I had to keep telling myself it was fiction and not memoir. Bravo!

I loved this story. It pulled me in from the first word. I've always wished I had siblings and the opportunity to experience life with another who shares such deep connections. I wanted it to go on.

I loved the symmetry.

I enjoyed the uniformity and flow of this story. It was a realistic portrayal of the relationship between two sisters. I enjoyed following them on their travels. The story leaves no doubt that this is a normal reaction to the differences in the sisters' lives and that bond, although rocky, is impenetrable.

I am enlightened. Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece.

I loved this story, the details are presented in an appropriate timeline.


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