300 short stories:: story 237

story: “Whose Heart I Long to Stop with the Click of a Revolver”

author: River Solomon

year: 2018

where: Al Reem Island

note: Included in Best American Short Stories 2018 

a line: “I want to tell her–know this: The world plays out as games of power, who has it, who doesn’t.”

theme(s): Mothers and daughters, transgender, intergenerational trauma, power


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