Flash Fiction: Very Short Stories - The Cage through The Paring Knife Summary & Analysis

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The Cage through The Paring Knife Summary

The Cage

A man is trying to make his way through a thicket that is peppered with barbed wire. He is miserable—the sun is hot and scorching. He feels trapped and there is no one in sight to help him. He becomes entangled in some barbed wire when he spots some beautiful tree branches. He grasps at the branches but they are just out of reach. While he is flailing and struggling, policemen arrive and free him with their wire cutters.

The Restraints

To earn money, a man forces his young daughter to dance in taverns. One night she runs away and finds a family who cares for her as their own. Her father finds her and makes her choose between him and the beautiful dress the family have given her. She returns to her...

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