It was looking gray this morning, but now the brightness is dissipating the gloom.
Today is a perfect day! It's a day full of promise and possibility, and it's a perfect time to delve into my store of short stories--perfect for mid-week reading as I run from one thing to another, one life and another, from place to place. You see, May has been proclaimed Short Story Month, and it's time to celebrate all of our short-story classics from the literary greats of our time and times past. It's about Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Alla Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Kate Chopin, Mark Twain, and all the others!
Become intoxicated. Breathe in the short story. Experience the snippets of life and hope and love and happiness. It's May, and it's time to remember all your favorite short-story classics!
Guy de Maupassant wrote:
"With the first day of spring, when the awakening earth puts on its garment of green, and the warm, fragrant air fans our faces and fills our lungs and appears even to penetrate to our hearts, we experience a vague, undefined longing for freedom, for happiness, a desire to run, to wander aimlessly, to breathe in the spring. The previous winter having been unusually severe, this spring feeling was like a form of intoxication in May..."
Have you discovered the limitless possibility of a great work of literature? What are you reading today?