July’s Short Story Sunday, Chapter 3

For my next installment of Short Story Sunday, two tales center around loneliness and isolation. What’s seemingly beautiful disguises long tears and pain begging for short joys. Something deeper lurks in the women deemed harmless and safe: A melancholy no one should feel. A young woman lives in a boarding house. Her husbands away at…

July’s Short Story Sunday, Chapter 2

In my next installment of Short Story Sunday, I picked three tales centered around a common theme of yearning. While the occasional desire makes us whole, pining for what hurts us delivers our ultimate downfall. As I read or listened, their moments merged with my soul. What are worth emotional tornadoes to risk every moment?…

July’s Short Story Sunday, Chapter I

Lately, I find myself wanting more in my reading experience; more than printed book vs. e-book and realistic fiction vs. young adult. By late June, I choose my means to an end by visiting literary forms I tend to ignore, as if they serve as pariahs to the literary world: short stories and audiobooks. What…