The Little Things Open Access

Vo, Cristy Lynn (2012)

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The Little Things

Each short story encompasses some sort of loss or disconnection, whether it is
made physical-like the death of a family member or an unwanted divorce-or made
emotional, such as the loss of innocence or fear or love or confidence. Each character is
different in his or her tendencies and therefore experiences different ways of dealing
with loss. The collection will show that no matter how severe a character's loss may be,
everyone has something to lose. Sometimes, the loss is positive and is a loss of a burden,
but other times it is a loss that is negative and the character sinks deep in its waters. As
the characters in each of the stories unfold, the idea of loss-and rising above such loss-
is explored.

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LIKE STARS
1

THE LITTLE THINGS
6

JUST THE WAY YOU LIKE IT
10

SIGN LANGUAGE
14

WINTER, NEARBY
18

TELEPHONE
31

UNDER THE PILLOW
35

AT THE TABLE ALONE
39

CREASE, FOLD, CRIMP
42

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