WELCOME TO DECEMBER PROJECT!
this explanation/intro will be posted before each day’s short story. scroll down to get to the story-review.
this is the FOURTH year of me doing a short story advent calendar as my december project. for those of you new to me or this endeavor, here’s the skinny: every day in december, i will be reading a short story that is 1) available free somewhere on internet, and 2) listed on goodreads as its own discrete entity. there will be links provided for those of you who like to read (or listen to) short stories for free, and also for those of you who have wildly overestimated how many books you can read in a year and are freaking out about not meeting your 2019 reading-challenge goals. i have been gathering links all year when tasty little tales have popped into my feed, but i will also accept additional suggestions, as long as they meet my aforementioned 1), 2) standards.
if you scroll to the end of the reviews linked here, you will find links to all the previous years’ stories, which means NINETY-THREE FREEBIES FOR YOU!
reviews of these will vary in length/quality depending on my available time/brain power.
so, let’s begin
It is its absence which defines the importance of a thing.
i decided to continue the fox theme from earlier this morning, which began with The Hole The Fox Did Make. many thanks to anna for the link to this one.
just another story of the one who got away, the one who changed and went where the other couldn’t follow, the feeble attempts to hold onto an impossible love, a relationship become unrecognizable.
also, one of them is a fox.
lovely, sad, meditative, full of the wisdoms that need to be heard:
–The one who loves less is always loved more.
–To be comfortable inside one’s sadness is not valueless.
–She is like machinery; the snapping and clicking of her teeth. The lavender breast is opened; there are riches inside.
a perfect tale for your end-of-year melancholia.
read it for yourself here: