400 short stories: story 325

story: “inverness” author: Laura van den Berg year: 2017 where: Abu Dhabi note: Like most of her work (excluding the novel Find Me), this story feels heavily researched. a line: “Yet I could not shake the loneliness that had settled in months earlier and clung as stubbornly as the fog to the hilltops.” theme(s): Heartbreak, partnerships, …

400 short stories: story 324

story: “Sugar Boots” author: Lorraine M. López year: 2009 where: Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok note: Catching-up on my records! a line: “As he bathes three-year-old Beau, Leo Garza thinks about murder.” theme(s): Abuse, murder, care-taking, grandparents

400 short stories: story 320 + 321 +322 + 323

story: “The Three Strangers”, "A Tradition of Eighteen Hundred and Four", "The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion", & "The Withered Arm" author: Thomas Hardy year: 1888 where: Taiwan, roadtrip to Kenting note: I am terribly behind on my record keeping. I read these stories from Wessix Tales in mid-October! While the mighty Henry James was rather dismissive …

400 short stories: story 319

story: “A Visit of Charity” author: Eudora Welty year: 1963 where: Burj al Salam, Dubai note: Great introduction from Ann Patchett to Welty's The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty. a line: “Did you come to be our little girl for a while?' the first robber asked.” theme(s): Old Age, Old women, Charity, health