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Posted February 12, 2013
"Phoenix" is part of the Plough Shares Solos - a digital-only series of short stories ranging from 6,000-25,000 words.
Bergman's writing is strong, her descriptions are fresh, and the characters she has created are both flawed and vulnerable. In that sense, "Phoenix" has all the ingredients needed to make this a satisfying story.
The tale follows Phoenix, a young girl who is the product of two flaky parents, as she tries to find where she fits into the world while working on a remote farm that produces goat's milk/cheese. Along the way, she finds herself sucked into the problems of the farm's owners, an unhappy couple struggling to reignite a spark in their marriage that is beyond rekindling.