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By Miranda Boyer

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This might feel like an odd combo, but let me tell this, two of the best short stories I’ve ever read. Hands down. Now to break them down.

I want to start with KINDRED SPIRITS by Rainbow Rowell. When I bought this book, I missed the memo and somehow didn’t realize it was only about 60 pages long. I put it aside, a bit disappointed. Fast forward a few weeks and I was looking for something short to read. Something I could finish in a day. Well by golly guess what I found.

Gabe, Elena, and Troy are in line for the new Star Wars movie. The only three in line. KINDRED SPIRITS chronicles their adventures in line sleeping on the sidewalk for four days before the opening. This short story is funny, heart-warming, and about serendipitous meeting of kindred spirits. It made me smile, laugh, and get the warm and fuzzies while reading.

A+ all the way.

DEAD PIG COLLECTOR by Warren Ellis, was like a snake. It slowly snuck up on me and before I knew what was happening I was being eaten alive, not able to stop reading till I got to the last page. Mr. Son was hired to kill a woman. But when he walks in on his target, murdering the boss what does this hit man do? It’s gruesome, it’s thrilling, it’s like being on a rollercoaster that ends too quickly. I didn’t want it to stop.

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