Short Stories About Us

Short Stories About Us

by Carine Fabius
Short Stories About Us

Short Stories About Us

by Carine Fabius


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Dynamic, thought-provoking fiction that covers the business of living and loving in the 21st century! The lens is turned on communication, identity, infidelity, technology, rape, racism, love, desire, sex, regret, and more in this stimulating mix of insightful tales, as lived by a multicultural cast of American and sometimes unexpected characters. A totally original and unique bonus section titled Talkfest offers the author's lively,sometimes-hilarious views on the issues raised in the stories. These are presented as short essays meant to spur further reflection on the stories, and as a jumping off point for discussion between readers and the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543977066
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 05/27/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 231
File size: 644 KB

About the Author

Carine Fabius is the author of six fiction and nonfiction books, and a longtime blogger for HuffPost, writing on issues of lifestyle, the arts, politics, and business. To find out more, please visit

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix


Future Love 3

Carrot and Tomato 26

Current Love 33


Part I Wolf at Her Door 62

Part II Devils' Dance 87

Master Sun and Ms. Moon 103

The Transformation 111

A Better Place 128

Violin and the Sexy Sax 141

Honestly 146

The Invitation 155


Introduction to the Essays* 185

The Big Dissemble ("Future Love") 187

Adulteration: ("Future Love" and "Violin and the Sexy Sax") 191

The Fling: ("Carrot and Tomato") 196

The Disconnect: ("Current Love") 198

Rape, by Any Other Name: ("Iza") 201

Totally Implausible Plot Point: ("Iza") 207

Sticking to Our Guns: ("Master Sun and Ms. Moon") 212

Our Checkered Pasts: ("The Transformation") 215

The Fable of the Money and the Pillow: ("A Better Place") 218

MissCommunication: ("Honestly") 221

Is Narcissism the World's Single Biggest Problem?: ("The Invitation") 226

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