2018 Short Story Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 10 Dec 10, 2018 | Advent Calendar Unveiling | 6 comments Today’s story is called “One Gram Short” by Etgar Keret, translated by Nathan Englander. It’s my favourite one yet! Spread the Word!TwitterTumblrFacebookEmailLinkedInPrintPinterestMoreRedditWhatsAppTelegramSkypePocketLike this:Like Loading... Related 6 Comments Catherine Leipciger on December 10, 2018 at 5:15 pm This author is obviously a film lover—a person after my own heart. There was a 2003 movie called “21 Grams” with Sean Penn, the taglines for which were as follows (thank you IMDB): Difference between dead and life How much does life weigh? They say we all lose 21 grams at the exact moment of our death… everyone. The weight of a stack of nickels. The weight of a chocolate bar. The weight of a hummingbird… How much does love weigh? How much does revenge weigh? This Fall, fate weighs in. How much does guilt weigh? I think “How much does love weigh?” fits most closely with this wonderful story. Loading... Reply annelogan17 on December 11, 2018 at 1:50 pm Oh wow! Very cool, I would have never made this connection. Loading... Reply FictionFan on December 10, 2018 at 5:18 pm Maybe Smokey’s gone out to see if she can buy you some exciting chocolates… Loading... Reply annelogan17 on December 11, 2018 at 1:50 pm Nah she’s just being moody LOL Loading... Reply Grab the Lapels on December 10, 2018 at 8:06 pm Etgar Keret is great. I read a few collections of his years ago. One was something like The Girl On Top of the Fridge? He typically has soldiers in his stories and is often funny. The stories are all super short, but he’s good in that form (lots of people aren’t). Loading... Reply annelogan17 on December 11, 2018 at 1:51 pm And I like super short stories! haha Loading... Reply Talk Back to Me! Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.