Lisa’s story “Gutted” recently appeared in one of my favourite magazines, the very lovely Shimmer. To go with the story, she wrote a blog post entitled Short Story Collections: Gathering Places for Infinite Worlds.
Imagine yourself at a party.
Not just any old party. There are no paper hats with snug elastics digging into your throat here; no streamers twisted and taped to the ceiling; no gaudy candles melting into your Dairy Queen cake.
Instead, picture a castle with many rooms, each decked out with sparkling chandeliers, priceless artworks, furniture that once belonged to kings. The bar is stocked with imported wines and a champagne fountain graces the main hall...
Ze rest is here.
Mmmmm, champagne fountain.