The third and final section of the work is entitled Blossom. All of the works in this section seem a touch more polished than the previous. They are also much darker, in macabre and depressed ways. English Major Dues and Bills Bills Bills are two pieces dark in subtle ways. They touch on the not so glamorous aspects of adulthood. Wrinkle is a short story that reminds me of Elizabeth Báthory and is not for the squeamish. Black and White is based on a true story and just turned my stomach in annoyance and anger at the two characters. In just a few short sentences you want to grab Savannah and shake her and save her all in an instance. I’d also like to wipe the charming smile off of Brian’s face! This story alone shows you the leap and bounds Hilton has made as an aspiring writer.
Throughout the anthology you will also find poems entitled WSV or words speak volume. They are snippets of continuation poetry perfectly entwined within the collection, much like a dandelion weed in a garden. They are not your normal poems, but, taken at face value, allow you a lot of insight to the author herself.
Although I enjoyed the anthology as a collection, I was very captivated by each short story within it’s pages. They always left me wanting more.
I’m excited to say, that quite a few of them are snippets or preludes to a few unpublished stories as well as the recently republished work Iwishacana/Acanawishi.
Although the collection is short, it just goes to prove that is isn’t the length of the words, but what is said as words speak volumes.
You can connect with the author, Larissa Hinton on her blogging website