07 September 2009

Too Many Cooks, Week 4

This is Maria, bringing you this week’s wrapup in which we are now closer to the end than the beginning. Of the story cycle, that is.

Finkle, Out of Sorts.  I explored our hero’s nightmare, which may or may not have included an appearance by Ursula the sea witch. And then there was a dramatic reversal in the fate of the crew of the Imperial Star Navy. Or was there? It’s in Anaïs’s hands now.

The Last Time I Saw Richard.  Anaïs got Richard talking and introduced a sinister and controlling new character. Will the narrator ever get the real story from Richard? And how will they extricate themselves from Roswell? Coyotesqrl will tell the tale.

The Letters of Rose Constance
.  Coyotesqrl’s letter took a fascinating turn. He explored Rose’s tragedy of sickness and loss, and fleshed out the character of Mrs. Dandry, who is more powerful and pivotal than first seemed. He close with a happy, warm memory. What will summer bring? Will James ever return? Only Oledoc knows.

Night Vision. Oledoc continued the story I started with a hilarious phone call, some Boy Scout antics and a comfortably silent ride to the hospital. He also treated us to several sweet moments between the young Zoie and Gregory. I can’t wait to see where Paulos takes the narrative next.

Limbs Akimbo
. Paulos painted a scene that was simultaneously beautiful and haunting, in which Charlie, helpless and detached, observes himself as if watching a play. Will he ever be able to release his pain and guilt? Can he shake off his impotence and reclaim some power, ease the brutal images in his mind and start down the road to forgiving himself? I’m not quite sure yet, but I’ll have it sorted out by Friday.

Week 5 promises to be fascinating, gut-wrenching, paranoid, delirious, hopeful and sweet. You won’t want to miss it.