“Dancing Siva” from Keeper of Secrets…Translations of an Incident and The House

Read Dancing Siva from “Keeper of Secrets…Translations of an Incident”

and  “The House

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~ by Anjuelle Floyd on March 1, 2010.

6 Responses to ““Dancing Siva” from Keeper of Secrets…Translations of an Incident and The House”

  1. Just completed Dancing Siva, Raven is a complex woman born of a complex woman…whew, I loved the truth of the decisions we make as women, wives, mothers and whys~

    • Wow, Angelia, you bring a whole new facet to this story that I had not even considered.
      So gripped in getting the story down and in a clear format, I totally missed that woman.
      And now stimulated by your comment I realize this facet of life–women making decisions borne of our roles as mothers sits at the very center of this story.
      Your comment evidences the gift of others reading your work and returning the story to your, but through the lenses of their eyes and experience.
      Thank you so much.

  2. okay, keeper of secrets touched me even more, particularly the way it ended, the conversation between Nwoye and Lahni and what he could actually ‘see’…I felt that one in my gut. That is why I love short stories…get to read and feel them separately…

    • It means so much that you liked “Keeper of Secrets”, the namesake story of the collection. It has a strange, if not awkward ending to some. I found it that way. But then that is how it ended.
      The novel from which “Keeper of Secrets” comes is entitled, “The Road to Ibadan”. It’s available on Smashwords.com and hopefully pretty soon for download on Apple’s iPad.

      People can download it on Smashwords right now.

      “Keeper of Secrets” is quite a mature story, not a narrative for all readers. What Nwoye’ can and cannot see is quite deep considering all that Lahni refuses and avoids. She’s afraid of her power.
      Like short stories which, Gabriel Garcia Marquez warned, must work like homeruns, not simply making it to 1st or 2nd base, I have yet to grasp mastering the skill of writing them.
      Short stories are truly mysteries in themselves.
      Again, that you like it means much to me.
      That it touches you– particularly the way it ends with Lahni and Nwoye’s conversation that can be viewed as eerie strange, gratifies and tells me I hit the mark.
      Your seasoned eyes and thoughts caught the gist of what I was trying to say.
      Thanks so much for a close reading a work that was a long time in the making and that has played a huge role in my development as a writer.

      Thanks so much.

  3. Anjuelle, I didn’t see a place to follow your blog. See you on Goodreads.

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