Because I posted a picture book review yesterday, I thought I would double up on SSAC2018 videos today instead. So, below are Day 18 and 19 of my short story advent calendar project. About this time of month I start to question why I take on a project this time consuming in the busiest month of the year…but I’m a sucker for anything festive and bookish, so whatever.
2018 Short Story Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 18 & 19
Dec 19, 2018 | Advent Calendar Unveiling | 6 comments
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December 18, Strategies Against Sleeping: I’ve really enjoyed all of the translated stories in the collection. I found the driver a bit annoying, but I think we’ve all been there—with people wanting to talk when you’re not quite up to it, feeling obligated somehow to have a conversation, or even having to converse when you’re out-of-body dead tired. The author really relayed how tired Señora Elísa was in her disintegrating and revelatory story about the ‘beggar girl’. You could really feel the heat. And it was quite the ending. All I have to say is that must have been one heavy ‘suitcase’.
Ugh I know! Men are the worst for that, not getting the hint LOL
December 19, In This Fantasy: Not too many happy families in this collection of short stories. This character has some very specific and dark fantasies. Very powerful writing, though, particularly the imagery in the death fantasy.
I know! Plus the fact that this one occured right after the day before’s story, which also dealt with an exhausted mother…
The first one sounds as if it has a good message for the season even if it’s not a Christmassy story! I’m sure you’ve had more than fifteen of those pesky squares! I thought it might amuse you to know that every night now, when Tuppence hears your voice, she leaps over and demands that I play with her and her feathery wand while we listen – she knows that usually when I have the laptop on my knee I won’t play ‘cos I’m typing. She’s going to be devastated when you get to the end… 😀
aw cute! Yes hopefully I’m at the end of these damn squares