Kimberly King Parsons Writing Styles in Black Light: Stories

Kimberly King Parsons
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Point of View

Black Light is a collection of short stories, each with a different point-of-view; most are narrated in first person by the main character, with the exception of the last, which is narrated in third person limited. The first person narration in “Guts” allows the reader to gain vivid insight into the mind of a person suffering from anxiety and poor self-esteem, demonstrating what a profound effect insecurity can have on someone's psyche. Both “Glow Hunter” and “Black Light” are narrated by a teenage girl deep in the throes of a largely unrequited infatuation. Their feelings are depicted with a realistic intensity that is common in adolescence. The narrator of “Into the Fold” is also a teenage girl, living in close confinement at a boarding school, where the girls are constantly observing and judging one another. Frequently this narrator uses first person plural pronouns, explaining what...

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