300 short stories:: story 239

story: “Breathe” author: Rachel Heng year: 2018 where: morning with coffee note: I love trees! How simple, how true a line: “But what if we are wrong? What if the hubris is justified, if this is indeed different from the lava and ice that we have faced before? What if this does not pass?” theme(s): Nature, …

300 short stories:: story 235

story: “The Females Are Not Coming Back” author: Rachel Heng year: 2016 where: casa dolce casa note: Anthropomorphism! a line: “You may have heard that we are a monogamous species. It is probably one of the reasons for all the plush toys and animated films, along with the fact that we cannot y. You seem to see …

300 short stories:: story 127

story: A Hundred and Twenty Muscles author: Rachel Heng year: 2017 where: Fiumicino Airport, Roma note: from Huffpost's recommended short stories for National (USA) Short Story Month, May 2018 a line: “She felt sure that at any moment, a teacher or classmate would come out of hiding, fingers accusing, voices raising the alarm.”