Food for the Common Cold

A Story

by Morgan Talty
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Excellent narration and descriptions of the setting but the best part was the characterization. By the end of the story, they had really come alive, each with a different backstory.

Good story. I was engaged and also glad for an ending where the family reconnected.

So many subtle details and descriptions. These in particular:

"....Frick had made me put a bullet in a rabbit’s head that hadn’t even turned fully white, this little thing in between changes, in between something larger than simple molting, simple brown to white."
"I believed all that made it feel attainable, even if it was only for those brief minutes in my mother’s arms before she stood me up and I saw dead-on again that our door was crooked."

An amazing story and I look forward to many more. Beautifully written.