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: …

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 …