All posts tagged: Karen Shepard

300 short stories: story 270

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2019 short stories

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 so many babies and the criteria for getting one hadn’t been made clear.” theme(s): Miscarriage, dementia, mothers and daughters, marriage

300 short stories: story 249

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2019 short stories

story: “Girls Only” author: Karen Shepard year: 2017 where: Dubai note: I’m usually not into bridal stories, but this is the non-bridal bridal story. a line: “And Cleo, surprising herself, said because that’s what girls do. They do stupid and hurtful things until they figure out not to. And his expression was filled with the kindness of a parent. It was the closest thing to forgiveness any of them would receive.” theme(s): Friendship, girlhood, womanhood, assault, […]