Posted by JaneC on December 11, 2011 at 11:25:12:
The story "Manikin" is more transparent than "The True Story of K," (once you accept that you are in the mind of a manikin in a store window). I loved this line:
"The only good manikin is a free manikin, one that can do as it pleases, formed as a he or a she, it can loose itself from all expectations and stand in line at the Dairy Queen like any manicured calf."
It inspires the "protagonist manikin" (now there's a concept) to try to find a way to break free - and he does, with the help of a boy from the "real" world.
These stories are fun to read, and fun to try to figure out. I'm glad I stumbled across them.
PS I looked up the author, Ken Poyner, on Google. Looks like he's published A LOT of stories and poems in many other lit mags, some of them equally complex and interesting.
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