Thursday, August 15, 2013

Kurt Vonnegut's "With His Hand on the Throttle" (short story, obsession, non-genre)

A successful businessman has a weekend hobby - playing with model trains in his basement. Only, it's much more than a hobby - it's an obsession that is ruining his married life.

Story is about one of his days in the basement with his mother visiting, with the man constantly ignoring both wife & the mother. Until mother decides to do something about it. And nearly succeeds...

Fact sheet.

First published: Kurt Vonnegut's "While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction" (2011).
Rating: B.
Related: Stories of Kurt Vonnegut.