Praised early on by numerous award-winning and bestselling authors, COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2023 is the second volume of the annual short story anthology whose guiding philosophy is that a collection of widely appealing short stories can make for common ground that could unite rather than divide Americans.
Toward this end, COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2023 features a previously uncollected heartbreaking story by Morgan Talty, author of the widely acclaimed Night of the Living Rez; a witty story about growing up fast by widely published crime writer Nikki Dolson; and a candid tale about motherhood in the wake of tragedy by T. E. Wilderson.
And since interesting storytelling―rather than a bunch of publishing credits―matters most to story-hungry readers, COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2023 also includes a page-turner about celebrity stalking written by brand new author Georgia Smith; a previously unpublished and sensual story about love versus the American Dream by up-and-coming author Patricia García Luján; and R. C. Goodwin's striking tale about a dying parent's wish―among others in this treasure trove of unputdownable, sharply written, sometimes comic, sometimes frightening, always suspenseful stories loaded with twists and turns.
|Publisher:||Coolest Stories Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents
Meet and Greet Georgia Smith 1
Attachment David Borofka 23
A Thin Line Rises Morgan Talty 49
The Only Way T. E. Wilderson 63
Views Patricia García Luján 82
Lucy Lucy Lucy Nikki Dolson 106
Practice Alex Pickett 127
The Dog Nathan Ming Long 142
The Brick Nancy J. Fagan 166
You don't have very far to go Francisco Uribe 187
Auras Elizabeth P. Glixman 208
A Scarab for Normandy Gerald Elias 229
A Mother's Last Request R. C. Goodwin 252
Contributors' Notes 283
About the Editors 305