400 short stories: story 325

story: “inverness” author: Laura van den Berg year: 2017 where: Abu Dhabi note: Like most of her work (excluding the novel Find Me), this story feels heavily researched. a line: “Yet I could not shake the loneliness that had settled in months earlier and clung as stubbornly as the fog to the hilltops.” theme(s): Heartbreak, partnerships, …

300 short stories: story 267

story: “What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us” author: Laura van den Berg year: 2010 where: Reed College note: I have been time-sharing under a rock; this is my first read by the author, though I've known her existence for a long time now. I was fortunate to hear her …