Short story: “Consumption”

by look i have opinions

“Consumption,” by David Morris

Recently appeared in Monkeybicycle

755 words

Despite the title, this story is mostly about compassion. In fiction, most second-person narration is aimed at a specific character, but here it’s the generalized “you” of public opinion, a “you” that implicates the reader. The gradual unveiling of the facts is well done.