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
I did love you so much sometimes it hurt so much
okay, this was yesterday’s story; delayed by me working hard all day, shopping hard all night, feeling triumphant with holiday successes and exhausted by holiday helpermonkeying, getting all the way home only to realize i’d left my keys at work. so i had to lug all my holiday successes back across boroughs to retrieve my keys and lurch all the way back home and no one wants to read a short story and post about a short story after that. all someone wants to do is pee, eat a pint of ice cream while watching garbage teevee, and fall asleep clutching a spoon.
since i had to do two today (LGM)(i will do todays’ tonight)(LGM), i thought i’d take an easy path and do another graphic-short story, but far from a throwaway panic-read, this is an excellent story not to be missed. i am usually a little yes-and-no with emily carroll, but this one is a HARD YES.
it is dark and surprising and shivery-perfect.
read it for yourself here: