7 Magical Realism Short Stories Haunted By Emotional Ghosts

I think a lot of us believe in ghosts. In fact, many of us are likely haunted by them. I’m talking about emotional ghosts, of course.   My debut short story collection, Those Fantastic Lives: And Other Strange Stories, has a particular fascination with ghosts. In my stories, there are certainly the kind of transparent, […] The post 7 Magical Realism Short Stories Haunted By Emotional Ghosts appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

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The Best Short Stories about Children and Childhood

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Too Busy for a Novel? Read These Short Stories Instead

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The Best Short Stories about Relationships

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