Terrytown's Library

Terrytown's Library
Raised in Terrytown, Louisiana

Short Story Reviews

I fell in love with the mover and how he saw his existence in Philip Asaph's short story 'Some Freaky Girl Some Freaky Winter'. The story is in the literary magazine Zone 3.  The protagonist is suffering from writer's block until he meets this goth girl who he learns through talking with her is also a poet.  He uses her experiences to write again and this is the story that he writes.  Asaph has written a brilliant story about a guy writing a story.  He's a mover with two other men helping him.  He mainly works in the girls room and every time he enters her room, she has something to say to him and he responds.  At first he was thrilled to learn she's a poet, but then something got to him, the thing that made him write this story, which he admits that isn't as accurate as he'd like it to be.  I don't want to give the story away, but I do recommend you looking for Zone 3 on the magazine rack of your favorite bookstore.  I felt like this story took me to the place where I search out the author, want to read more of his stories, want to know about the author who created this work of genius.  But mainly, I want to write my own story based on my job.  This is an excellent story based on the author's job as a mover and I truly hope he comes out with a collection of short stories.