‘Shot of Short’ #10: The Key

Title: The Key by Eudora Welty
Date Read: 10 October 2008
Available Online?: NO
Briefly: A strange tale about a married couple with disabilities, sitting in a waiting-room waiting for their train.
Afterthoughts: It wasn’t that this was a particularly bad story it was just a little too figurative and abstract for my liking.
Notable Quote: “Every now and then, as though he perceived some minute thing, a sudden alert, tantalized look would creep over the little man’s face, and he would gaze slowly around him, quite slyly. Then he would bow his head again; the expression would vanish; some inner refreshment had been denied him”

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

*Story read as part of my 100 Shots of Short reading challenge.

About Rob

Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).