400 short stories: story 329

story: “Inventory” author: Carmen Maria Machado year: 2017 where: taxi to work note: There are elements of Find Me by Laura van den Berg in this short story. I can't say this is my favorite work by Machado, but I am intriguing with the idea of playing with background and foreground in fiction. a line: …

400 short stories: story 328

story: “Party Girl” author: Nadifa Mohamed year: 2016 where: mio ufficio, back hurting note: This is from the collection Reader, I Married Him: Stories inspired by Jane Eyre, edited by Tracy Chevalier. a line: “I was good to go, he said. Small enough, plan enough and broke enough for most men to wanna date.” theme(s): …

400 short stories: story 326

story: “The Veldt” author: Ray Bradbury year: 1950 where: mio ufficio note: The children's names are Wendy and Peter. a line: “Then suddenly they realized why those other screams had sounded familiar.” theme(s): technology, death, parenting,