SEEKING FORTUNE ELSEWHERE – Sindya Bhanoo

Two short story collections in one month?  Who am I?!?! Short story collections are underrated.  The tight writing and one-sitting reads make them perfect to get out of reading slumps and to serve as palate cleansers.  I really should add more to my TBR.  Catapult sent me Sindya Bhanoo’s collection, Seeking Fortune Elsewhere (2022), andContinue reading “SEEKING FORTUNE ELSEWHERE – Sindya Bhanoo”

PROOF OF ME & OTHER STORIES – Erica Plouffe Lazure

Erica Plouffe Lazure’s Proof of Me & Other Stories (New American Press 2022) cements her rightful place as one of my favorite southern contemporary short story authors. We studied at ECU together and I’ve been a fan since that first story we workshopped.  I’ve previously compared her work to Bobbie Ann Mason and Flannery O’Connor,Continue reading “PROOF OF ME & OTHER STORIES – Erica Plouffe Lazure”