REVIEW: Thanksgiftings: Six Short Stories Celebrating the Season by Linda Mooney
BARNEY – She looked forward everyday for him to come by. Then came the one day when he didn’t.
GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE – All it took was one missing ingredient to melt the heart of a lonely old man.
AN EXPLOSIVE COMBINATION – In a post-apocalyptic future, a group of survivors reminisce about their first Thanksgiving after that climactic event.
THE LEG – Doug was determined to have turkey legs for his Thanksgiving dinner. He never planned on getting so much more.
THE WISHBONE – A grandfather finds out which end of the wishbone is the lucky part.
DAY 280,662 – When the last survivors of a doomed Earth reach their new planetary home, they discover the date of their first landing has special significance.
Dear Ms Mooney,
I enjoyed the paranormal Christmas story of yours I read last year so when I saw a collection for the, IMO neglected, Thanksgiving holiday I immediately bought it. There’s a nice mix of everyday contemporary, post apocalyptic, and Sci Fi – something for everyone. With the stories averaging about 8 pages, it didn’t take me long to finish. But after I had read them all, I had a nice smile on my face and was feeling better – which in this COVID lockdown and facing not having a large celebration with family, is a good thing. B