Edith Wharton “Roman Fever” | Short Story #331

https://youtu.be/70ChA2ywhlM Dear Reader, For the beginning of this new year, I have decided to try something new. I will be creating short story video reviews in addition to my regular reviews on my website. In December 2016, I began keeping a record of the short stories I read and my affection for the genre has … Continue reading Edith Wharton “Roman Fever” | Short Story #331

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: … Continue reading 400 short stories: story 329

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, … Continue reading 400 short stories: story 325

400 short stories: story 310

story: “The Grozny Tourist Bureau” author: Anthony Marra year: 2015 where: Casa, sonnolento note: The opening image of the verdigris-encrusted statue rising from the debris reminds me of Shelley's "Ozymandias." a line: “The minister set down his silverware and began sorting through the little trout bones on his plate, reconstructing the skeleton of the fish he had … Continue reading 400 short stories: story 310