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 327

story: “The Husband Stitch” author: Carmen Maria Machado year: 2017 where: gold sofa note: Feelings on Occam’s razor? craft note: There are stage directions throughout the story. a line: “Afterward, everyone believed that she had wanted to die, even though she had died proving she wanted to live.” extra line: "As a grown woman, I …

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,

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