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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, […]

300 short stories: story 245 & 246

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2019 short stories

story: “Popular Girls” & “Their Mothers” author: Karen Shepard year: 2017 where: Casa dolce casa note: I am grouping these two stories together, because they are both written in the 1st person plural (a rarity) and they both come from Shepard’s collection Kiss Me Someone, though I don’t think these “mothers” are the mothers of the “Popular Girls”; I also think “Popular Girls” is a much stronger and more interesting narrative. The POV also works better in “Popular […]