Some Get Back by Robert J. Williams, 2016
The magic trick:
A character twist
The lead story in a collection, Strivers, that I strongly recommend.
This is a great example of character twist. Not a plot twist, but a character twist.
Our protagonist, Sol, surprises us about halfway through, becoming an agent of a different kind of action than perhaps the first of the story might have suggested.
And that’s quite a trick on Williams’s part.
The smell of Kimball’s Bakery was the best part about working there. Cozy blankets of warm dew draped its red brick walls, emitting the permanent aroma of yeast, butter, and sweet mystery spices. The worst part about working there: everything else.
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