300 short stories: story 270

story: “Light as a Feather” author: Karen Shepard year: 2017 where: Abu Dhabi note: First weekend back from the USA a line:  “Their story bored her. Their infertility bored her. It was the same as a million other people's, some of whom she'd met in waiting rooms, all eying each other, as if there were only …

300 short stories: story 269

story: “Jerks” author: Karen Shepard year: 2017 where: Abu Dhabi note: First weekend back from the USA a line:  “The man I love now wants to know if I've ever gone out with someone as smart as I am.” theme(s): Relationships, men and women, love, sex

300 short stories: story 250

story: “Kiss Me Someone” author: Karen Shepard year: 2017 where: Dubai note: The title story. a line: “Of all her exes, and the number is legion, this one was the most extreme in all regards.” theme(s): Fidelity, compassion, aimlessness, marriage

300 short stories: story 248

story: “Don't Know Where, Don't Know When” author: Karen Shepard year: 2017 where: Car from Dubai note: 9/11 story a line: “She simultaneously believes herself to be in no way enviable and the most interesting person in the room.” theme(s): Adultery, grief, tragedy