Short Stories 366:356 — “It’s a Wonderful Wife,” by Camille Pagan

It's probably obvious by now how much I love a retelling, given how I try to write one every year, and so it's likely not a huge surprise that I loved this contemporary and gender-flipped version of "It's a Wonderful Life" from Camilla Pagan, "It's a Wonderful Wife." We meet Bailey George (who runs George … Continue reading Short Stories 366:356 — “It’s a Wonderful Wife,” by Camille Pagan

Short Stories 366:354 — “Snow Day,” by Julie Lipson

You can always tell when I'm close to the darkest days of the year, as audiobook novellas start to become front and centre in my reading. Walking the dog in the morning dark, getting home before it's barely light, and having my beard frozen to my face is less than pleasant, but an audiobook I … Continue reading Short Stories 366:354 — “Snow Day,” by Julie Lipson

Short Stories 366:352 — “Eight Winter Nights,” by Liz Maverick

"Eight Winter Nights" opens with a Hannukah party and a near-perfect meet-cute: wonderful, good-with-words Rachel ends up locked out on a balcony with handsome, new-to-the-city Oz, Liz Maverick's audio novella had me pretty much from the get-go. Rachel's voice is that brilliant mix of self-deprecating, smart, and just-a-bit oddball that I adore, and when she … Continue reading Short Stories 366:352 — “Eight Winter Nights,” by Liz Maverick