As nouns go, it’s perfectly serviceable, but not brave or daring or desirable. For my taste, it’s too close for comfort to impassivity or apathy, and often parties with verbal cousins such as disdain and negligence. Who wants to go there?
If states of being were places, for me, neutrality would be a distant and rarely visited location. A place I avoid unless it’s through a novel or movie involving dashing spies, twisty plots and wide shots of beautiful terrain. One of my favorite writers, Elie Wiesel, wrote, “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.”
So how it is that our podcast this week brings you a story in which neutrality takes a starring role? A role we might even label heroic?
Trust author Karen L. Abrahamson to take something you think you know and use it in an original and exciting way. Her story, “Neutrality,” is from Fiction River Special Edition: Crime.
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