Snapdragon
Interesting parallel ...
Wed Apr 1, 2015 11:06pm
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You've been reading a collection of stories & I've stumbled across an author that largely writes only short stories. Have marked Elizabeth Moon on my Amazon wishlist ... some are available at my library but, surprisingly, not the ones you've noted.

As of late, short stories are my breaktime. I can read one as a short escape without falling into the Rabbit Hole of a novel. I have trouble escaping if the attraction is strong, lol! The author of late is Gregory Miller: The Uncanny Valley and Scaring the Crows .... a little fright factor akin to early Stephen King with homespun characters that remind me a bit of Bradbury. He is neither by a long shot but still enjoyable as kind've cross between creepy and nostalgic.

Good example: the old toothless lady who lived on the edge of town that survived a consuming flood of near a century back. She wanders the woods challenging the local boys to a right of passage of the first hunt in shooting holes through her only to recover with ease ... in short everyone knows who she is & what is her unhappy lot. She just. Can't. Die. Ultimately she figures out how to end her unwanted immortality. Creepy, with characters that usually find scenarios quite normal in their ordinary lives.

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    • Interesting parallel ... — Snapdragon, Wed Apr 1 11:06pm
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