‘Heavy Bones’ by Tania Hershman

Title: ‘Heavy Bones’ by Tania Hershman
Collection/Anthology?: The White Road and Other Stories (Salt Publishing)
Date Read: 12th February 2011
Briefly: Arriving home, a newlywed husband has a problem with the time-honoured tradition of carrying his wife over the threshold.
Afterthoughts: This second story in Tania Hershman’s collection is a work of flash fiction; a form if I’ve picked it up correctly (via Twitter), which this writer is very fond of penning. And if this story is anything to go by then Hershman has good reason for enjoying her forays into the deceptively difficult world of storytelling via the briefest of story forms. Despite extending to only two short paragraphs, Hershman has managed to cram this tale full of love, warmth and affection. Very satisfying.

Rating: ★★★½☆

This story was read as part of a review of Tania Hershman’s collection, The White Road and Other Stories. If you want to find out more about this collection then I invite you to either pop along and read my ‘forethoughts’ post on the collection, or to visit the product page on the publisher’s website.

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).