A question for Esem Junior

Q: What’s the story no one else thinks is as good as you do?

A: “City Dog, Country Frog”, by Mo Willems, is a fan favorite for the five and under club, but it’s a masterpiece for the more “sophisticated” audience as well. The structure is elegant, following a friendship between a dog and frog through four seasons, and the movement through the seasons parallels the arc of their friendship. The ending is as sad as an austere Cormac McCarthy ending, but has a twist that offers a glimmer of hope.


Esem Junior’s story “Siberia in Four Dimensions
in Metaphorosis Friday, 26 March 2021.
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About Esem Junior

Esem Junior grew up in the long, dark winters of Upstate New York, one of the country’s own Siberias. He is a former crime reporter, and writes speculative and other forms of literary fiction.


Esem Junior’s story “Siberia in Four Dimensions
in Metaphorosis Friday, 26 March 2021.
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