The photograph: through an open office door, we see a dusty desk with a cardboard folder placed in front of the chair. The eye is drawn beyond the desk to an empty coat-stand in the corner of the room.
The story: a man tells of his relationship with his wife, who is indeed a hyena. I love the matter-of-fact tone of this story (‘Her cooking is never memorable. It is difficult to cook with four paws’). What Killham describes is absurd, doesn’t make sense even on its own terms if you think about it too closely… But, for those four pages, the author convinces you it’s all true.
Link: Nina Killham’s website
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