“She crossed her legs. Her calves were gnarled varicose veins of seaweed. She’d started out the proud sandcastle fortress; she’d become the unlovely sun-bleached towel; she’d been so, so long ago the little shoe left behind; her finger was now the remaining claw of the crab that had already been pecked apart by seagulls.” From Ann Beattie’s “Lady Neptune” .
For the 2nd #12DaysofBookmas, we present five short story collections for the brilliant, curious, and BUSY people in your life! The Age of Perpetual Light by Josh Weil, Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides, The Dark Dark by Samantha Hunt, The Accomplished Guest by Ann Beattie, and Large Animals by Jess Arndt.