Navigating by Stars: 24 Short Stories of Love & Longing features 24 first-person, inter-related narratives, featuring male and female characters who have each arrived at some spiritual crossroads in their lives. Some reach out to others; some go it alone, but each one struggles to comes to terms with the circumstances of his or her own present moment. Visit the Navigating by Stars website.
What makes a “Short, Short?”
The successful short, short, in my opinion, must have a couple of core elements. First, a concentration of language, and second, a true character arc. Within its compressed confines, a successful 'short' must also offer a beginning, a middle, and an end. But most of all, it must portray characters that readers will care about.