Explore techniques for crafting an unreliable narrator using Glenda Conway’s story “The Statesman” from the Summer 2020 Issue of MQR.
Carlos is not just any worm. Carlos’s immune system is so strong that Moonie can bombard it with legions of aggressive invader organisms, and Carlos fends them off. But what’s truly remarkable about this worm is that while gobbling up intruders like a worthy ninja, it screeches out the famous first bars of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.
I want to give readers room to be imaginative within the space of my stories. We’re cocreating a story together as writer and reader.
The newspapers are, sir, blight, disorder of the first order, just like everything that’s printed; but I tread all over it.
Beefeater Bill has no dignity.