An outstanding review from Sheldon Lee Compton, with very kind words about my included story!
“In Best Small Fictions, there are stories such as Anna Lea Jancewicz’s “Marriage” where the narrator likens marriage to combining ketchup from two half empty bottles to make one full bottle. Anyone who has worked in a small diner or gave every ounce they had to a relationship will find the comparison appropriate.
“When she was waiting tables, she used to marry the ketchup bottles. That’s what they called it, marrying.”
Jancewicz goes on to lay down her expertly drawn comparison, first published at Matchbook, ending with this beautiful moment:
“It’s not like there’s this third bottle. There’s the bottle with the least left to give, upended. And then that bottle is empty, the other gets it all.”
Such metaphors are only created with such power in fiction so compact.”
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