Little Paranoias by Sonora Taylor
Little Paranoias is a mix between longer short stories and flash fiction. The effect is that I was never quite sure how long a story would be or what to expect. There were four stories that I particularly enjoyed:
Weary Bones - The collection opens with a tale about a failed attempt to cheat death and gain a second life. More touching than terrifying, "Weary Bones" moved me in ways I did not expect from a horror collection.
Always in my Ear - This story of estranged friends reuniting is also oddly heartwarming (I mean other than all the murder).
Stick Figure Family - A twist on those stick families people put in their car windows that I enjoyed. I never had one of those stick families myself. As soon as I started to consider one for my car, they were EVERYWHERE.
Hearts are Just "Likes" - A modern retelling of The Tell-Tale Heart that serves as a clever commentary of influencer culture and some people's desperate need for online validation.