Navigating by Stars: 24 Short Stories of Love & Longing features 24 first-person narratives, featuring 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.
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 their compressed confines, they must offer a beginning, a middle, and an end. But most of all, they must portray characters that readers will care about.