“Eminent Domain”

I just came across a short story by Bruce Holland Rogers, “Eminent Domain,” that defies easy classification. It appears in Space Squid, and you can call it Sci-Fi if you want, call it humor, call it speculative, or don’t call it anything… but check it out. The voice is what, for me, really carries this story.

My Overview:

Making excellent use of the first-person-plural narrative perspective, “Eminent Domain” tells the story of the inhabitants of a two-park town who want nothing more than another park. The city managers, however, would rather build a school or a hospital. When other visitors with other plans arrive, the town is truly disrupted.

>>> Read it here.


2 thoughts on ““Eminent Domain”

  1. Great find and a memorable (and brief) story.

  2. Pingback: Free D&D Stories Read by Ice-T, and Other Randomness » Space Squid

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