SFR: Hairball by Carita Forsgren (trans. by Anna Volmari and J. Robert Tupasela) (2008)

It Came From The NorthTitle: ‘Hairball’
Author: Carita Forsgren (trans. by Anna Volmari and J. Robert Tupasela)
Source:  It Came From the North: An Anthology of Finnish Speculative Fiction edited by Desirina Boskovich

One Word Review: Surreal.

One Line Review: A woman has to unblock the drain and discovers the world isn’t what it seems.

One Paragraph Review: This is a story that slowly introduces you to a weird place and then makes that the reality. When the unnamed narrator pulls a hairball from the shower she discovers it’s alive and as the story progresses it slowly morphs into something more recognisable. The domestic start gives way to a surreal relationship and then a questioning of reality and part of me wanted to stay in the image world that Frosgren ends ‘Hairball’ with.

It was a pleasant surprise.

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