I don’t read a lot of short stories, because more often than not, when I like them, I want them to be not so short. Once in a while though, one will work perfectly for me despite its length.
Fifteen-year-old Cath is haunted by Emily Brontë’s ghost, a ghost who helped her go through rough times at the children’s home but who can also be downright annoying and rude (in Morse code, even), like right now when she insists Cath puts on the dress her Gran bought her for Christmas Prom. Cath doesn’t want to wear the pink monstrosity when she has a date with Megan.
In a few pages, Grey sets the atmosphere, fleshes out the teenager, tells a story of grief and hope with a sprinkle of magical realism. They wrote this story, which is available for free (link below) so readers could get a taste of their writing. If you’re like me, it will leave you wanting more.