Family is our focus on this edition of SELECTED SHORTS. Our first story, Peter Taylor’s “Porte Cochere,” is about an angry father, and his children and his house, and our second, Alice McDermott’s “Enough,” portrays a mother seeking to get the most out of life.
Chance encounters with unusual women in a provocative tale by Meloy and a darkly comic story by Ford.
A family’s trip to Africa changes everything in this excerpt from Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Good Squad.
In each of the two stories that make up this program, the traveller encounters someone completely unlike herself or himself, learns something about that person, and perhaps, learn more about themselves.
“Once Upon A Time” … The classic opening line of one of the oldest and most beloved sub genres of the short story, the fairy tale. We’ve called this program “Twice Upon A Time”, because it offers attempts by contemporary fiction writers to take a second look at well-known, or not so well known, fairy tales.