Monday, August 9, 2010

"A Red-Letter Day." Elizabeth Taylor.

Review: Reunion with her son at boarding school. She is uncomfortable in the presence of her son and he is uncomfortable in the presence of his mother. They go through the motions, visiting required places on the campus, struggling to get through the day. The day seems as if it will never end. At last it is time to go. She in the taxicab, waves goodbye. He, on the steps, waves to her. Both exhale with relief. The taxicab drives off. He bounds up the steps to the safety of his friends.

Rating of this short story: *** out of *****.

Short Story Masterpieces. Ed. RP Warren and A Erskine. New York: Dell Books. 1954.

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