I recently finished up Heating and Cooling, a book of micro memoirs by Beth Ann Fennelly, the current poet laureate of Mississippi, and I thought it was incredibly interesting how she managed to tell complete stories in so little words. While some stories lasted a couple pages, others lasted less than twenty words. Though each experience was brief, I still felt like there was a beginning, middle, and end enough for me to take something away from each one.
When I read books either with short chapters, or collections with short stories, I feel like I get through them quicker because of how they're divvied up. Does anyone else feel a similar way? Also, what is your opinion on short stories, and do you have any favorites to recommend?