Reading Subversion (Day 3)

Posted by kayholt on January 15, 2012 in editing, publishing, writing |

The next two stories in the Subversion anthology are about second chances and trading comfort for purpose.

Barbara Krasnoff’s The Red Dybbuk is the story of a tradition of subversion. ┬áIt reminds us that even progressive social movements have roots. Times change, the torch is passed, and new generations rise to the occasion. Some generations may be late bloomers, but you’re never too old to stand for something bigger than yourself.

In Pushing Paper in Hartleigh by Natania Barron, a mighty knight’s cozy desk job begins to take its toll. Bureaucratic ennui is a formidable foe, but the battle has become joyless. Our once-hero faces a hard choice between living with his reputation, or living up to it. Either way, he needs to get out from behind his desk more often.

We’re about half-way through the anthology, but hopefully you’re reading along with me by now. If not, you should buy it here.

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