Vermilion Wanted to Go to the Movies

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Peter loves to watch his wife walk down the sidewalks of New York saying "How do you do?" and he loves the way she shines against the gray backdrop of the city. He hates to tell her that they can't afford movies every week and then watches anxiously as his friend Jake flirts with her. This tale, full of psychological intrigue, shows how an ordinary but clever man fights for his wife's respect. More
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About Karen Schwind

Karen Schwind is the former editor of and writer for The Conspirator, a literary magazine that first published authors Julie L. Cannon and Augusta Trobaugh, among others. Ms. Schwind has written essays for GA public radio and taught English at the University of Georgia and Truett-McConnell College. She presented sections of Her Life as She Knew It at the Southern Women’s Literary Conference and has a story in Christmas Stories in Georgia, published by the University of Mississippi Press.

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Review by: Peter Pollak on Sep. 24, 2011 : star star star
A period piece, but not really a short story. Nothing "happens". It reads like it's part of a novel, as if the reader already has some information about the characters.

Otherwise this sentence doesn't make sense: "Because they had become friends before Jake won his first big case, Peter had been happy to ride in the Packard and was happy still to share Jake’s cheap wine now that he had started taking his wages however he could get them, the heady days of $5.00 an hour wages gone, along with the car and Manhattan address."

One typo: "Pease" should be "Please".
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