‘Shot of Short’ #7: Winter Night

Title: Winter Night by Kay Boyle
Date Read: 06 October 2008
Available Online?: NO
Briefly: A babysitter arrives to look after a young girl in a upper-class New York apartment and reminisces on her troubled past.
Afterthoughts: I quite enjoyed this story. It gives a powerful reminder of the traumas of the Nazi concentration camps, without getting too graphical.
Notable Quote: “So a letter came back from this little girl’s mother,” the woman said, and the brush followed the comb, the comb the brush in steady pursuit through Felicia’s hair. “It said good-by to the little girl, and it said please to take care of her”.”

Rating: ★★★½☆

*Story read as part of my 100 Shots of Short reading challenge.

About Rob

Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).