Short story: “A Christmas Miracle”

by look i have opinions

“A Christmas Miracle,” by Rebecca Curtis

Appeared in the December 23rd, 2013 issue of the New Yorker; subscribers can read here

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I guess I shouldn’t underestimate the New Yorker‘s capacity to what the hell is going on here.

I like how the description of the eyeballs (both eyeballs, straining plausibility even further than usual) carries the suggestion of testicles, a symbolic victory over the real predator at large.