7 Short Stories about Political Issues That Resist Easy Answers

It can be too easy to write villains— people stunted and incapable of love or compassion—when we write about opponents of our politics, especially in short stories, which have so much less space to detail nuance. Sometimes writing about villains and pointing the finger is necessary in a world that turns away from the victim. […] The post 7 Short Stories about Political Issues That Resist Easy Answers appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2021-07-16 11:00:00 UTC ]
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