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 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

300 short stories: story 271

story: “In the Shadow of Man” author: Bell Boggs year: 2018 where: Al Reem Island, babycakes note: So many great observations about liberals and charter schools, but instead of being funny like one might expect, the observations are rather alarming and sometimes harmful. a line:  “Maybe Todd and Lori were having issues like that—Lori a programmer, …