Review of "Lilies," a single story in a collection by Torrance Calder
Summary:Three stories all focusing on relationships and loss in different stages of life:
A Broken Camera
The most horrible events in our lives stick in our minds like images in a camera. But, what happens when the camera breaks?
Do flowers respond to our feelings?
Why is his father's nose crooked?
I hate to say it but there really wasn't much to this story. Two people go out on a date and they didn't suit. With no conflict, no character progression and no real sense of any emotions the end result was, unfortunately, boring.
The story came to its conclusion with the main character realizing that the flowers her date gave her wilted. Was this supposed to be symbolic of something? There was so much opportunity for plot subtleties that were missed out on.
Reviewed by Alain Gomez
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