Monthly Archives: May 2013

More Short Stories for Breakfast

I thought I’d do another Short Stories for Breakfast, but this time for stories in online mags so you could read them too. I’ve been alternating novel-reading and short stories in the morning recently, and I feel full of good … Continue reading

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Harold Fry is retired and feels life has been a disappointment.  He and his wife, Maureen, no longer sleep in the same room and barely communicate; while she finds odd jobs to fill her days waiting for their son to … Continue reading

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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

I’m not a fan of the ‘misery memoir’ but I wouldn’t put Why? into that category. Yes, there are details of a difficult childhood, a breakdown in adulthood and struggling to allow herself to be loved, but it’s much more … Continue reading

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