Sunday Shorts is my version. Where I review short stories that I have read.
For the next couple of Sunday's I will be featuring shorts from Blackberry: A Magazine (Issue 1: Skin Deep).
Kyle and the Snake by Ekua Adisa:
Opening Sentence: I met them at the grand opening of a kava bar called Vanuatu, named for a group of islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean
When I started reading Kyle and the Snake I did not realize that it was creative non-fiction. I have never read creative non-fiction before and probably should have read the table of contents before starting this story to see what genre it was classified under.
I can't say that I enjoyed Kyle and the Snake because not only was I unfamiliar with the genre I was also unfamiliar with the subject matter. In the simplest terms, Kyle and the Snake is about the authors experience preforming a spiritual healing on Kyle. The story contain a lot of jargon that people who are experienced with spiritual healing (crystals, chakra, and stuff) might be familiar with, but as a newbie I was confused. And my confusion affected my enjoyment on the story. It was all just a little bit strange to me.
I really wished I could have been able to enjoy this author's retelling of her experience a little bit more but it wasn't the story for me.