Short story: “A Different Kind of Imperfection”
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“A Different Kind of Imperfection,” by Thomas Beller
Wild guess: 10,000 words?
I liked this story but it didn’t grab me. Odd, because I found the protagonist’s situation very interesting: his restless quality, his uneasy relationship with his mother, his attempts to squeeze meaning out of his late father’s notes. The way the character changes at the end makes sense, but it just didn’t move me very much, and his thought process felt no different from that of a lot of young male characters I’ve read. Might come back to this one.